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The Double Crochet Thermal stitch is a very thick stitch with lots of texture and only a few holes. Learn how to crochet it quickly, easily, and perfectly with this tutorial which has a video included.
OUCH! I hurt my hand because I didn’t use a thick enough cotton potholder when pulling my hot baking sheet out of the oven. As always my hubby laughs a bit cause I do that a bit too often lately. I finally learned from my mistakes though. I decided to crochet a thick potholder. One can use many different patterns. But my favorite is one that uses the thermal stitch. I have made a potholder using the single crochet thermal stitch, but I gave it away as a gift. Now it’s time to make a double crochet thermal stitch version. Ideal two, cause I need it both of my hands protected.
The double crochet thermal stitch is very similar to the half double crochet thermal stitch when crocheting it. But the look of it, does look a bit different in the end.
Table of contents
- The Ultimate Guide to Crocheting the Thermal Stitch
- How Crochet the Double Crochet Thermal Stitch – Video Tutorial
- Double Crochet Thermal Stitch – Written Tutorial
Without any further ado let’s get right into the nitty and gritty of this beautiful and detailed stitch.
The Ultimate Guide to Crocheting the Thermal Stitch
The Thermal Stitch in general is more of a special technique to crochet basic crochet stitches into a thicker texture. It also creates a bit of a different look when crocheting it with this special technique. The most important difference is where the stitch is placed and how many rows you can crochet with this technique per distance. In fact, you are crocheting only half a row in height using the thermal stitch versus the basic crochet stitch crocheted normally.
So that means you can crochet this stitch using any basic crochet stitches. I have a single crochet thermal stitch tutorial as well as a half double crochet thermal stitch tutorial. Check out all three and see the difference.
How do you crochet a double crochet thermal stitch in the round?
You can easily crochet the thermal stitch in rounds, just like you normally would for any other stitch. You will connect your first and last stitch with a slip stitch for the foundation rounds.
However, you do not need to crochet it in normal rounds, but rather it’s recommended to crochet it in rows and then simply connected it in rows. To make it easier I prefer crocheting it in rows and then sewing the sides together to make it into a round-looking project.