What is the difference between crocheting and knitting? Crochet is done with a single hook instead of two needles. It leaves only one loop open at a time which reduces the risk of dropped stitches, thus making crochet projects more portable than knitting. On the other hand, all that looping means that crochet uses more yarn than knitting does.
At Crochet Cabana, Sandra Petit offers tutorials that not only show users how to crochet, “but also how to teach crochet, how to work broomstick lace or Tunisian crochet, how to join new yarn, how to make and join granny squares – including the join as you go method and much, much more. All tutorials include photos, not drawings, in most cases.” Petit offers patterns of her own designs free for personal use. She also links to charities that can use crocheted goods, particularly hospital wards that cater to premature babies.