The treble crochet, also called the triple crochet, is the longest of the basic stitches. Because of it’s height, your project will definitely work up way quicker. Like its double crochet cousin, it works wonderfully for just about any project, from blankets to scarfs. However, because of it being a tall thin stitch, it won’t be a very warm project if you use a larger hook.
There is no special multiple for this stitch, you can use it in any number of chains. You will often see it in patterns written as, Tr, or in UK terms, dtc as a double treble crochet.
There aren’t quite as many variations that include the treble crochet or use it as a base. My How To: Make An Easy Cute Crochet Heart pattern uses treble crochets for example. I mostly find it being used in stitches that crisscross or weave, like the Celtic weave stitch.
So, let’s get into the tutorial!
- Any worsted weight yarn
- I used Just Yarn Worsted in the color Teal
- I used a J/6. mm hook
- yarn or tapestry needle
Note: You can use any sized yarn and hook for this stitch. this is just my recommendation for following the pictures. Normally a worsted weight yarn would recommend an I/5.5mmm hook, but as a beginner this will make it easier to see your stitches.
- Yo = Yarn over
- St = Stitch
- Ch = chain
- Pull through = pull the yarn on your hook through the number of stitches specified
- <>= total number of stitches in row.
Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial
If you need to Learn How To Crochet A Starting Knot and How To Make The Chain Stitch And The Slip Stitch then you might want to check out those tutorials first and then come back. If you’re a beginner than you might want to take a look at my Glossary of Crochet Terms.
Foundation row. Ch 22.
Row 1. Yo twice, work into the forth ch from your hook, pull up a loop, Yo,
Row 1. (continued) pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through the last 2 loops,
Row 1. (continued) *Yo twice, work into the next stitch, pull up a loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook,* repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row. <19>
Tip: I’m not counting this chain 3 as a stitch, but if you’re following a pattern then it should tell you whether or not it counts the chain up as a stitch.
Be sure to take your time with it, count your stitches, and try to keep your gauge/tension even. you’ll get better with practice.
Row 2. Ch 2, turn, be sure work into the st below the ch, *Yo, work into the next stitch, pull up a loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook,* repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row. <19>
Here’s a close up of how the last stitch of the row will look.
Rows 3-7. Repeat round 2.
Cut your yarn and tie off leaving a 4 inch tail.
Weave in your tail. I have and in depth tutorial for that right here: The Crochet Basics: How To Weave In Ends.
And that’s it! You could go as long or as wide as you want. Just change the chain length, and you could easily make a lovely scarf using just the treble crochet. What do you want to make with this stitch? Let me know in the comments!
Like with the double crochet tutorial swatch, this swatch would be a great size for a bowl or large mug trivet. I would highly suggest using cotton yarn and a smaller hook for if you’re going to use it for pots right out of the oven. Acrylic and polyester yarns are plastic and will melt at higher temps so choose a natural fiber for high temp use.
You could also make a bunch of these to sew together later for a blanket, sweater, or scarf.
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