Not really. Crochet is more flexible since you're only working with one loop at a time. Knitting has a lot of active loops, and requires good planning ahead, as well as keeping track of the loops so they don't slip off the needles. Crocheting uses a hook, so it's harder to lose your one loop. I know a bunch of people who can crochet but haven't learned to knit. I learned crochet first but now prefer knitting. At the very least, crocheting is easier to learn because you only have one loop and all.