Crochet is a fabulous process of creating fabric from yarn using a crochet hook. In fact the name is derived from the French word ‘crochet’ which means hook.
The process of crocheted fabric is begun by placing a slip-knot loop on the hook, pulling another loop through the first loop, and repeating this process to create a chain of a suitable length. The chain is either turned and worked in rows, or joined to the beginning of the row with a slip stitch and worked in rounds. Rounds can also be created by working many stitches into a single loop. Stitches are made by pulling one or more loops through each loop of the chain. At any one time at the end of a stitch, there is only one loop left on the hook.
Knitting on the other hand is a method by which thread or yarn is used to create a cloth and can be done by hand or machine. The process of knitting begins with casting on, which involves the initial creation of the stitches on the needle. Different methods of casting on are used for different effects.
Take a look at these cute and cuddly artworks as they are not your everyday crochet or knitting!