What Gives?

silence At the risk of sounding a bit daft, I have to know: Other than the fact one way uses two sticks instead of one, what is the REAL difference between crochet and knitting? Every Joann’s or Michael’s I go into it seems like crochet has the corner market on books and patterns but people still treat it like the red headed stepchild to knitting. Example:

Random person: “I knit!”

Everyone: * sounds of reverence and joy*


Random person: “I crochet!”

Everyone: “Oh…” *refuses to make eye contact*


Is it easier or harder than knitting? Is it more versatile? ¬†Or is it simply a preference like Winter or Spearmint gum? Your thoughts after this…