The Sc and the DC Thermal stitch are perfect for crocheting extra warm garments, home accessories or even accessories in general!
There are several stitches that can be used to create a thermal stitch. Today we will be discussing single crochet and double crochet thermal stitch.
As the name suggests using the Thermal stitch creates a double thick fabric.
How to crochet the thermal stitch
The thermal stitch is a variation of either the single crochet or the double crochet that is worked over two rows.
The thermal stitch can be worked with any number of chains, for this mini tutorial We will be chaining 13.
Stitches used for the sc and dc thermal stitch
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- YO – yarn over
- dc -double crocht
- BL: back loop
Set up Single Crochet Thermal stitch
With worsted weight yarn and a 5mm crochet hook
We are working in the top loop of the ch only.
Starting in the top loop of the 2nd ch from hook, work a sc in each top loop of the ch, ch1 and turn, 12 sc total.
*Insert your hook in the BL of the current sc and into the remaining loop from the sc a row below, YO, pull up a loop, YO, complete your sc; rep from * for every st from this row, ch1 and turn.
To create more rows, we simply repeat row 2. Once we have our thermal st rows, we can move on to how I like to complete the thermal st.
For the last row in our sample, insert your hook under both st loops from the current row and into the remaining loop from the row below, YO, pull up the loop, YO and complete your sc.
The thermal st really is that simple.
Now, the steps for the double crochet thermal st are the very same.
First, we start with a ch. Then, we can either work sc in the top loop or dc in the top loop. I prefer to wrok the sc in the top loop for a neater start.
Once we’ve completed our foundation row we proceed with row 2 discussed above. The difference being, we yarn over before inserting our hook into the BL and the loop from the row below.
If you need inspiration, I’ve used both of these stitches in my Cozy Cafe Collection.
I’ve also used the Sc thermal st to make a cowl, the pattern can be found on the wecrochet website.