Looking for a New Hobby? Give Knitting or Crocheting a Try!

Have you ever wondered which is more difficult – knitting or crocheting? While largely a matter of preference, crocheting can be easier for beginners. You only need one crochet hook, and you can pause your project more easily without worrying about dropping stitches.

Knitting sometimes uses two strands of yarn at a time, whereas crochet usually uses one. Fixing mistakes also tend to be easier to do with crochet than with knitting. Generally, knitted items will be softer, and crocheted items will be stiffer – which is useful when creating amigurumi (yarn stuffed animals).

Whichever one you choose, both knitting and crocheting are creative and relaxing, and produce beautifully finished products!

Try a Knitting and Crochet Circle at Our Libraries

Foster City Library and Millbrae Library have knitting and crochet circles that meet regularly, where you can bring your current project to unwind, socialize and troubleshoot!

While this is not a formal instructional class, members collaborate to work on basic knitting and crochet skills so you can confidently craft together. Beginners are welcome!

Check out some of these knitting and crocheting books from the library!

Knitting and Crocheting All-in-one for Dummies

350+ Crochet Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets

75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet

Cute Critter Crochet