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So I finally got around to testing doing a double color piece with thermal crochet and? For the most part? It worked pretty much how I was expecting.

This was done with a tiny yarn and a 2.75mm hook, so your milage Will likely vary depending on what yarns you use (this test piece is like 2in x 2in big), but honestly the more no important thing I figured out is that how you carry your yarn (if you carry your yarn) matters.

I prefer carrying the second color with me instead of doing a hard cut every row because I absolutely loath weaving in ends and will avoid it at all costs. On the test piece the back color does through a lot less on the top 3-4 rows (I think it's best visible looking at the blue side. You can see the grey being carried from stitch to stitch). This is because I changed from laying it over the front and crocheting over top of it with the opposing color to laying it across the back and crocheting over itself on the reverse pass. I can elaborate more on that if anyone's interested.

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Yeah, I've never understood what parts of what crochet guidelines belong to American or english crochet language. It's an enigma to me, so I usually just wing everything with whatever references or resources I can put together.

Thermal, though, was definately one that text couldn't help with. I needed a video tutorial for the basic way this stitch operates. I used this one: https://youtu.be/2wFxhgU4oIc

The biggest tip I can offer for keeping consistent with the stitch is to either straight up count or very specifically look for the ridges created by the "top V of a stitch" since you need the leftover one from the previous row and one from the row you're primarily working on. If, on the bag I'm working on, I had missed any of those ridges, they'd be very glaring since the stitch in the end looks so militantly uniform.



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@UnidentifiedBlog

So I finally got around to testing doing a double color piece with thermal crochet and? For the most part? It worked pretty much how I was expecting.

This was done with a tiny yarn and a 2.75mm hook, so your milage Will likely vary depending on what yarns you use (this test piece is like 2in x 2in big), but honestly the more no important thing I figured out is that how you carry your yarn (if you carry your yarn) matters.

I prefer carrying the second color with me instead of doing a hard cut every row because I absolutely loath weaving in ends and will avoid it at all costs. On the test piece the back color does through a lot less on the top 3-4 rows (I think it's best visible looking at the blue side. You can see the grey being carried from stitch to stitch). This is because I changed from laying it over the front and crocheting over top of it with the opposing color to laying it across the back and crocheting over itself on the reverse pass. I can elaborate more on that if anyone's interested.


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