I learned to knit 30+ years ago; I learned to crochet 16 months ago. Crochet is far easier IMHO. The only thing that held me back so long was my mental block :~).Grapejelli said:I think crochet is easier but then I learned that first. Maybe that has something to do with it.
I am left handed and I DO crochet different from others. I hold the hook in my right hand, and do the stiches right handed with a little 'assist' from my left hand with the yarn when needed. So really, I crochet with both hands. When I first started crocheting, my work was really tight, so I used a larger hook than called for on the pattern. There were no videos when I learned (50+ years ago - I was 8, I think), and I was trying to watch a right-hander to learn. When I couldn't get the hook to pick up the yarn, I just helped it with my left hand. Looks really funny to watch, but it works for me. Most Left-handed people are used to adapting, so I don't think you would have a problem. Lots of videos have the 'left-handed' version. Good Luck!CatLover1962 said:I am left handed so I might have to learn different than others.