In general, I would say crocheting is easier. In knitting, if you drop a stitch it can run and mess everything up, while if you drop the loop in crocheting you just pick it up. If you are trying to decide what to take up, it depends more on what you want to make. something knit tends to be thinner and more comfortable, so if you want to make a sweater, knitting is probably better. It is easier to shape things when crocheting, so if you want to make stuffed animals, crocheting is better.