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Sep 19, 2019 11:29:57   #
coyote12899
 
The people who have hand problems which is easier for them knitting or crochet? I have arthritis and I'm just wondering which would be easier for my hands?

Thank you for your participation
 
Sep 19, 2019 11:34:42   #
bizonya
 
I would try both to see what works best for you.
Sep 19, 2019 11:35:28   #
777cam
 
Knitting...I have arthritis in my hands and I find I can knit more then crochet. But I also use the Portuguese knitting style. This style of knitting has improved how long I can knit as well as the quality. Of course this style isn't for everyone..
Sep 19, 2019 11:35:29   #
EqLady (a regular here)
 
Knitting is way easier for me. I have arthritis and have had surgery on both hands.
Sep 19, 2019 11:37:40   #
JoRae (a regular here)
 
coyote12899 wrote:
The people who have hand problems which is easier for them knitting or crochet? I have arthritis and I'm just wondering which would be easier for my hands?

Thank you for your participation

I’ve been a long time crocheter and less time knitter. Crochet makes my hands hurt after a long session. I love to crochet though. I can knit longer and more often though and I love it too. I think it depends on if you are a tight worker of more relaxed. Try both for a certain amount of time and see how you feel after each. Maybe a few hours or a day between so you can see how it goes. Good luck and I hope you find which works for you. I still do both and give it a break if I need to so I can keep doing it.
Sep 19, 2019 11:45:32   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
Definately knitting is much easier on my hand.

Years ago I had tendon tranfer surgery on my left hand. Knitting actually helped my hand, keeps the inside scar tissue from binding and causing pain.

Yesterday I was using a crochet hook to join the brim edges of an 1898 hat, only 27 stitches and my left hand was aching when I finished.
 
Sep 19, 2019 11:55:38   #
grandmann (a regular here)
 
Knitting works the Best
Sep 19, 2019 11:56:46   #
hazelroselooms (a regular here)
 
Knitting is easier because of the way your wrists twist in crochet. But pin loom weaving is even easier and also fun.
Sep 19, 2019 12:11:50   #
dornefeb (a regular here)
 
Knitting is better especially with bamboo and not metal
Sep 19, 2019 12:11:57   #
MommaCrochet
 
I have been crocheting much longer than knitting. I do have arthritis in my hands and find crocheting causes more pain and swelling than knitting. Still, I teach crochet and mostly crochet for my young grandsons. Can’t tolerate it early as long as I use to. I find the smaller the hook or needles, the more problems I have.
Tina
Sep 19, 2019 13:11:28   #
Vickie P (a regular here)
 
I think it depends on the needle or hook that you use. There are ergonomic knitting needles and crochet hooks.
You would need to try out different ones to find what works for you.
There is a book, ”Knitting Comfortably”, I can’t remember the name of the author. You might try to borrow it from your library.
Good luck, it is trial and error!
 
Sep 19, 2019 13:44:10   #
JoRae (a regular here)
 
Just a note to the OP. I find the ergonomic crochet hooks make my hands hurt worse this the regular hooks. Must be how I hold the hook.
Sep 19, 2019 14:06:53   #
ckmc
 
Knitting. I have arthritis, carpal tunnel and tendonitis in my hands. I can knit much easier then I crochet. In fact, it's why I learned to knit in the first place, because crocheting hurt my wrists.
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Sep 19, 2019 14:25:04   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
JoRae wrote:
Just a note to the OP. I find the ergonomic crochet hooks make my hands hurt worse this the regular hooks. Must be how I hold the hook.


That extra ‘puffy’ doesn’t help when you have trained your hands to deal with a certain size needle/hook. I share your dislike of ergonomic crochet hooks.
Sep 19, 2019 15:02:52   #
JoRae (a regular here)
 
kaixixang wrote:
That extra ‘puffy’ doesn’t help when you have trained your hands to deal with a certain size needle/hook. I share your dislike of ergonomic crochet hooks.


Good to know it isn’t just me. I love your avatar kitty. I had a Siamese kitty named Sam growing up. Loved him.
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