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The Half Double Crochet Thermal stitch is a very thick stitch with lots of texture. Learn how to crochet it quickly, easily, and perfectly with this tutorial which has a video included.
Whether you are a beginner crocheter or more advanced, when crocheting a potholder or hot pad it’s very important to remember to have a thick crochet square to make sure you don’t burn yourself. And if you ask my hubby I’m burning myself way too much. LOL So I need extra protection when I clean, cook or bake. I’m surprised I haven’t hurt myself crocheting yet.
This stitch is ideal for washcloths, hot pads, potholders, and of course bag bottoms. For kitchen and bathroom projects, I always use cotton or linen yarn. I even made a potholder using a version of this stitch, which used single crochet stitches, and cotton yarn.
Table of contents
- The Ultimate Guide to Crocheting the Thermal Stitch
- How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch – Video Tutorial
- Half 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 a special kind of technique to crochet basic crochet stitches into a thicker texture and therefore create a new look than they normally would. 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 double crochet thermal stitch tutorial. Check out all three and see the difference.
How do you crochet a half 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 will not need to crochet it in normal rounds, but rather in rows and simply connected 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.