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I have that one too! I've *heard* that knitting is easier b/c you learn 2 stitches, knit & purl, & everything else is just a variation of these 2 stitches. Of course die-hard crocheters think crocheting is easier b/c they say it's faster. I know the basics of knitting (nothing too too fancy yet but I'm learning something new every day ) & will be learning how to crochet in the new year.
One thing about knitting is that you have all these different kind of needles, for example, circular needles, double pointed needles, regular needles. I think crocheting might be easier in that you don't have to own as many different kinds of "needles." With knitting your work moves from one needle to the next & vice versa so all your work HAS to fit on the needle & thus for larger projects like blankets you might need circular needles. I am excited to learn crochet so that when I work you work out from that starting stitch & don't have to worry about your work fitting on the needle or not so basically you can do a large blanket with a little bity hook & NOT with 36" or 48" or whatever inch circular needles. I tried to explain that as best I could. LOL
I will say that I do like knitting. Can't comment on crocheting yet though. GL & let us know how it goes! Oh & check your local library... they may have free knitting or crocheting classes. I know my library does... that's how I learned how to knit!
I find that coordination has a lot to do with liking knitting over crochet or the opposite. I have tried to learn to knit multiple times and can't seem to get it. I was taught to crochet and love it. I hope that it goes well for you.
Knitting is with pointed needles (whether they are circular, straight, etc) and Crochet is with a hook. Knitting sometimes uses crochet hooks.
I learned how to crochet about a year ago and I LOVE it. LOVE. It's so relaxing and fun and you can make some really cute stuff. I plan on learning to knit also, I just haven't had the time to sit down and really figure it out yet. It seems harder to me, but who knows! I'm sure once I figure it out I'll love it just as much.
I always feel like I don't have enough hands to knit. There are lots of stitches to crocheting though and even though it is the same basic concept, some of the stitches can be confusing. I love it though. Good luck learning!!