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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.
How Crochet the Double Crochet Thermal Stitch
– Video Tutorial
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Double Crochet Thermal Stitch
– Written Tutorial
Grab your favorite yarn (I used Dishie Yarn from WeCrochet) and hook (I used Furls Crochet Hook size 4.0mm) and let’s crochet together, shall we? Above you have the video tutorials which are more detailed. But let me show you a written tutorial for this.
Row 1 of the DC Thermal Stitch
Start to chain of any number you prefer
First, using the back bumps only, crochet 1 row of just double crochet stitches, then chain 1 and turn your project sideways.
First DC Thermal Stitch
Now yarn over, and insert your hook through the back loop and the parallel loop. Yarn over and pull through. You have 3 loops on your hook. Finish it as you normally would for a double crochet stitch.
Continue with the dc thermal stitch
Now go to the next stitch and repeat the same process as the first stitch. The video tutorial shows this in a lot of detail.
At the end of each row, make sure to chain 1 as that will help you find your last stitch for every row. Starting from the 2nd thermal stitch row, you will always go through the back loop and the leftover loop from the previous row when making the double crochet stitch. After a few rows, it will look like the picture below.
Once you finished your second to the last row, make sure to crochet through all 3 loops for the very last row. So that means the front and back loop and the left over loop from the previous row.
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