This is crochet. This is not knit.
I don't like to knit, not one little bit.
Knitting has needles. Crochet has a hook.
They're really quite different, if you will just look.
They both are relaxing. They both use up yarn.
They both use your fingers and tire your arms.
Knitting, though, uses less yarn than crochet.
But it's also slower. It'll take you all day.
Knitting's for sweaters and mittens and hats.
Crochet is for blankets and cute kitchen rags.
Knitting takes patience and counting and sums.
Crochet is creative and bunches more fun.
I've crocheted a blanket. A cardigan, too.
And hot pads and kid's hats and dish rags in blue.
You might like knitting. You might think it's fun.
But I tried it once, and now I am done.
I only knit scarves for Christmas, you see.
For everything else, it's crochet for me!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.