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When it comes to a crochet stitch tutorial everyone should know about, the Thermal Stitch aka Double Thick Crochet Stitch sure needs to be high on everyone’s list. This tutorial comes with many photos and a detailed video tutorial.
The Thermal stitch can be used for so many different patterns – pretty much any pattern that requires lots of thickness and sturdiness. Most crocheters like using this stitch for potholders or washcloths. But I used it for a pattern that you would have never thought would be great for it.
The first pattern I published using the thermal stitch was a book cover. Seriously, it was perfect for it as it gave the book inside lots of stability and protection. Not only did he provide privacy for you to make you not everyone know what you are reading, but also look so amazing it made the book cover look like a real book.
The second crochet pattern that I published using this stitch was the Purple Passion Project Purse. I created many different purses and bags before. But I never liked the bag bottom being saggy or having to make a second layer with a plastic canvas to provide stability. So I used the thermal stitch which made the bottom double thick and allowed me to save time and resources.
And of course, the stitch also looks great. Some crocheters who never have used this stitch before might want to be careful when it comes to counting the rows. As this stitch is made in a zigzag, all you need to do is count the visible rows on each side and add them up. That is all there is to it. Simple
Now, let me show you how to crochet this amazing stitch. Be aware I am showing you how to crochet it in a row only, but you can also simply make it in a round, but that is a bit more tricky. I would recommend making a flat piece and then sewing it together to make it into a circle.
Instructions for the Thermal Stitch:
Let’s start with teaching how to crochet the thermal stitch (general tutorial). Be sure to watch the video below for a very clear explanation of how this stitch is made, if you don’t understand the explanation and pictures below.
1. Make a chain in the length needed and crochet 1 row of single crochet (in the back hum of the chains!), chain 1
2. Tilt the piece to the side, now insert the hook into the back loop and the parallel loop from the chain row, now do a traditional single crochet; repeat this for every stitch, chain 1 turn
3. Again insert the hook thru the back loop and this time the leftover loop (it was the front loop we ignored in the previous row) which is parallel to the back loop, crochet a traditional single crochet, chain 1
4. Repeat step 3 as long as needed
5. To finish the piece, so to crochet the very last row, insert the hook thru both loops and the parallel loop (from the previous row) so that you are going through 3 loops instead of 2 and crochet a traditional single crochet, sl st and fasten off and weave in the ends as needed
After finishing the last row, it should look like this:
If you need more help, check out the video tutorial below.
Here is now the Video Tutorial for the Thermal Stitch aka Double Thick Crochet Stitch
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