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How to Crochet the Trinity Stitch

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The Trinity Crochet Stitch is a fun, easy-to-crochet stitch. The Trinity Stitch gives an excellent texture that is fun and simple. Grab your hook and learn how to crochet this new stitch with this crochet tutorial!

Trinity Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Trinity Stitch Tutorial

The Trinity stitch consists of chain stitches and single crochet decrease stitches. This stitch gets its name because there are three vertical bars per stitch. You do need to know how to make a single crochet three together, but once you get the rhythm going this stitch is easy as pie. And would you LOOK at that texture! Yummy!

trinity stitch tutorial

Do try to keep your tension a bit on the looser side, so that you can easily get your hook into your stitches when crocheting the following row.

how to crochet the trinity stitch

When you’re ready to put this stitch into practice, head over and get the free crochet pattern for the Trinity Cloth!

Trinity Cloth Crochet pattern

To make the foundation row of the Trinity Stitch…

1. Chain an even number of chains.

2. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook.

3. Sc3tog (Single Crochet Three Together) using the same st you just went into and the next two chains.

4. Chain one.

5. Sc3tog using the same st you just went into and the next two chains.

Repeat steps 4 & 5 to the end of the row.

6. Place one more single crochet in the same as last stitch.

First row complete!

To continue the Trinity Stitch repeat the following row…

7. Chain one and turn.

8. Single Crochet in the first stitch of the row.

9. Sc3tog using the same stitch, top of next stitch, and the next chain.

10. Chain one.

11. Sc3tog using the same stitch, top of next stitch, and the next chain – all the way to the end of the row.

12. When you get to the end, place a single crochet in the same as the last stitch.

Note that the outside single crochet stitches should NOT have a chain next to either of them. Not after the first single crochet of the row and not before the last single chain of the row. You’ll see what I mean in the Trinity stitch video below:

YouTube video
I love the way these stitches are so textured, almost like the Star Stitch or the Thick Marguerite stitch. It is dense, and great for baby blankets, washcloths, beanies, and more!

Trinity Crochet Stitch Tutorial

More crochet stitch tutorials:

Thick Marguerite Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Almond Ridges Crochet Stitch Tutorial

How to Crochet the Bobblet Stitch

How to Crochet the Thicket (Suzette) Stitch

Argyle Shell Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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  1. How do you increase and decrease with the trinity stitch? I’ve been looking everywhere and I can’t find any instructions! Thanks for the tutorial though :)
  2. I'm using up my yarn by making project bags for my personal use. I use different stitches on each bag and was looking for my next stitch. This trinity stitch is perfect. I just learned to crochet a year ago and find your site to be all I need for learning more and more. When I'm not crocheting, I'm reading your site and soaking up all this old brain will absorb. Thank you for your concise turtorials, your blog and your wonderful personality.
  3. You provide the best instructions! Your note at the end helped me to realize what I was doing wrong. This is now my go-to site for crochet help. Thank you!
  4. great tutorial.. love this stitch. I wanted to add.. I looked this stitch up, read 2 or 3 tutorials that were not really clear. Yours is so straight forward & simple.. love the way you explained it! thanks. you've gained a new follower!
  5. I love this stitch and want to use it to crochet a makeup zipper bag for a friend. How many chains should I make for a 7 1/2 inch wide bag? I purchased a mesh zipper bag that I am going to use as the lining and just sew it into my crochet project but I’m having trouble figuring out how many chains will bring me to 7 1/2 inches.
    1. Depends on your hook size and yarn size. As long as it's an even number of stitches, you can easily just chain until you've got close to 8", then turn. It might take a few tried to figure it out
  6. Love the stitch! How would you recommend decreasing the pattern by dropping two stitches per row? Would it make sense to skip the first and the last sc?
  7. Are we supposed to go into the chain SPACE or the top of the ch itself.? The picture looks as if its in the ch itself not underneath it where the SPACE actually ids.