The triple crochet (also known as the treble crochet) is similar to the double crochet, except with an extra addition: an extra yarn over at the beginning of the stitch and an extra pull through two loops at the end. The triple crochet stitch is not used often in crochet, although it is a widely known stitch. It provides a looser, taller stitch than a double crochet and certainly than a half double or single crochet stitch. Ready to learn how to make the triple crochet stitch?
The Triple (Treble) Crochet
In each of my tutorials and all of my patterns, the chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch. I find that my sides are more even and less wonky when I do not. Instead, crochet into the same stitch as the beginning of the chain, and into each stitch across to end.
How to Triple Crochet
We need to start with a beginning chain, as with any crochet project. Chain as many as needed, then chain three more. The three chains provide you with the height needed to start the new row. Yarn over twice and insert your hook into the fourth chain from your hook; pull up a loop. You should now have four loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through two, yarn over and pull through two and yarn over and pull through two. Triple crochet stitch complete!
When crocheting the triple crochet, I remind myself that I must yarn over and pull through two loops three times. When starting a new row, we chain three to get the height needed to start that new row, then place your first triple (treble) crochet stitch into the same stitch as the beginning chain for that row.
Note! Some crocheters will chain four instead of the three as I do. If you chain four, you will count that chain as your first stitch in that row. It is all personal preference, but I prefer the appearance when I crochet with the chain-3 as noted in this triple crochet written and video tutorial.
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More crochet tutorials before you go!
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