The treble crochet stitch is not used often, but it is a nice one! Typically considered the tallest “basic” crochet stitch it is definitely a must-know stitch. It provides a looser, taller fabric than a double crochet and certainly than a half double or single crochet stitch. Ready to learn how to make the treble crochet stitch?
Treble Crochet Tutorial
The treble crochet stitch 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. That’s it!
In each of my tutorials and almost all of my patterns, the chain at the beginning of each 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.
There is no multiple needed for this stitch. Start with any number of chains.
Some crocheters chain four to start a new row instead of three. If you chain four, you will need to count that chain as your first stitch in that row and work your first actual stitch in the second stitch. If you chain three (as in the tutorial and video below) that will not count as a stitch and you will work into the very first stitch of each row.
It is all personal preference, but by chaining just three instead of 4 those gaps at the edges of the piece are not as pronounced. Isn’t that pretty?
Now, let’s get down to the treble crochet tutorial…
How to Triple Crochet
1. Chains as many chains as you like, then chain three more. The three chains provide you with the height needed to start the row.
2. 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.
3. Yarn over and pull through two.
4. yarn over and pull through two.
5. Yarn over and pull through two.
Treble crochet stitch complete!
To start a new row we will chain three to get the height needed and turn, then place the first treble crochet stitch of that row in the very first stitch.
Treble crochet video tutorial:
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