Crocheting is Like Riding a Bike

By Rachel Choi – 13 Comments
I’ve always wanted to say that “crocheting is like riding a bike”, but never actually knew how to ride a bike. This weekend I finally learned! Well, sort of. I’m not a pro bike rider just yet and still have a lot of practicing to do. I’m sure I fell off 100 times. Being that I’m no long a 5 year old kid, it was fun to do something that most people learn at a young age. It sort of makes me feel like a kid again! From my experience it really does feel like riding a bike is just like crocheting. learning to ride a bike

Crocheting is like riding a bike because in both cases…

  • Even if you mess up, you just try again.
  • Sometimes it’s frustrating, but if you keep working at it, eventually you’ll get it!
  • Once you learn, there’s no going back.
  • You can learn at any age!
  • There’s no right or wrong way to learn, everyone can do it differently and still be successful.
  • They are fun to do, with friends and family, or by yourself.
  • They are healthy hobbies and activities.

Do you think crocheting is like riding a bike?

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  1. Karen says:

    so true 😀

  2. Lisa Hamblin says:

    Yes! But crocheting is better because you can crochet all year long no matter what the weather is like.

  3. Karen B. says:

    In the ways you’ve described it, yes. For me, riding a bike has proved to be a lot more perilous than crochet (broken ankle), but I do love the feeling of freedom and going your own way that both cycling and crochet offer.

  4. Congrats on learning how to ride a bike! 🙂

  5. Darlene says:

    I tried learning how to ride a bike as an adult, but just couldn’t manage it. Too afraid of falling I guess, nor did I have a strong desire to do so. Now at 71 I think I’ll not learn in this life. But give me a new crochet pattern, a new stitch or a new method of doing something (such as the magic circle start for round objects) and I can’t wait to get started!

  6. Anna says:

    Hi Rachel,
    You sure have a funny way to compare crochet with bike riding and you know what? I think it’s true. I learn to ride a bike when I was 7 years old and now I don’t even dare to ride a bike cuase I think I might fall and break an arm which I really need for crocheting.

  7. Anna says:

    ooops I spelled wrong the word cause lol.

  8. Laura Walters says:

    Ahahaha, I did not think so until you said why hehehe.

  9. Juli says:

    I do not know how to ride a bike either >.<

  10. Denise says:

    Yes!! My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was seven and I don’t think I ever crocheted (I tried knitting when I was in college – I couldn’t get the tension right and I stopped). I’m now 36 and decided to try and crochet and it just clicked – once I get my stich/pattern going I can do it pretty quickly! I still consider myself a beginner but was very encouraged by how I was able to pick it up. I’m totally addicted now. Congrats Rachel on learning to ride a bike! Good for you! (Reminds me of Phoebe on that episode of Friends).

  11. Ria says:

    I learned to ride a bike when I was young and it became a sort of companion for me, now hundreds of years later crochet has become another companion. Yes, crochet is rather like bike riding but crochet does have a few benefits over bikes. It, generally, takes up less space, it is less likely to be stolen, you don’t fall off and you never, well almost, end up wet and cold and out of breath. Having said all that I totally admire you for learning. I think we do a lot of things as children because we don’t see the danger, but learning as an adult we know exactly how much it is going to hurt if we fall off, so congrats to you!

  12. Dhes of Yuggoth says:

    Well, I don’t think I’ve ever managed to skin my knee crocheting. Yet. I get creative injuries sometimes, so time may still tell on that one.

    But, many kudos! Rockstar-like performance on the weekend learning, though. When I learned how to ride a bike, it took me over a year and a half to transition from coasting very guardedly down the driveway as an exercise in balance to putting my feet up on the pedals and actually going somewhere. Well, somewhere constructive, anyway….

    I can see where learning as an adult would be rather more daunting, though. As mentioned by others, adults know that falling is gonna hurt, but more than that, adults also have a lot farther to fall.

  13. Jeanie says:

    I agree totally, the thought had occurred to me too that crochet is like riding a bike, you don’t forget how to do it. Learned both when young, didn’t do either for quite a few years, and when I picked both back up it was just like I’d never stopped – except for the bicycle seat “break-in” period . . .

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