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How to Crochet: Triple/Treble Crochet

Updated: Oct 10, 2023


Learn how to crochet the treble (abbreviation tr) crochet stitch. This stitch is also called the Triple Stitch. The Treble/Triple stitch is a tall stitch that works up quickly and is a little taller than the double crochet and has larger gaps which works well for projects with a lacy look or for large button holes.


We will now begin working on a small sample piece of triple/treble crochet.


Instructions

  1. Begin by making a chain of 13 chain stitches (ch 13). The first 10 chain stitches make your foundation chain; the last 3 make your turning chain.

  2. Yarn over (yo) the hook twice and insert your hook in the third chain from the hook. Remember to yarn over from back to front. Pull through the chain. You now have 4 loops on your hook.

  3. Yarn over the hook and draw your yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook. Now you have 3 loops on your hook, one new one, and two original loops. This step begins the actual treble/triple crochet stitch.

  4. Yarn over the hook and draw through two more loops. Now you have 2 loops on your hook, one new and one original.

  5. Yarn over the hook and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook. You are now down to just one new loop on your hook.

One triple/treble crochet stitch is complete.


Practice

To finish your first row of triple/treble crochet, work 1 triple crochet stitch in each successive chain stitch across the foundation chain, beginning in the next chain of the foundation chain for a total of ten for this sample.


Chain 3 (ch3 ). These chains will be used for turning the piece and getting you up to the right level to do your next triple crochet. Be careful not to do it too tight or you will get a pucker.


Turn your work and begin working on row 2.


WORKING ROW 2: Work a triple/treble crochet in the top of every triple/treble from the previous row. Be sure to insert the crochet hook under the top two loops of each stitch.


We will continue to work a treble crochet in each remaining stitch across the previous row; be sure to work the last treble crochet in the top of the triple/treble from the previous row. Do not create a new stitch in the turning chains or you will add a stitch to the row. It is good practice to count your stitches at the end of each row to verify your count.


You can continue practicing or fasten off.

Fasten Off

After the last stitch, cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch end. As you do when you take your crochet hook out for a break, draw the hook straight up, but this time draw the cut yarn end completely through the stitch. Pull the 6-inch end to close.


To learn how to make the single crochet, click on this link https://wisdompreserved.life/how-to-crochet-single-crochet/

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