In this blog post, you will see how to crochet a triangle, plus a free + easy pattern.
A crochet triangle is the perfect project for a beginner crocheter, as this simple pattern uses basic stitches.
Please scroll down to learn more about how to crochet a triangle as a beginner crocheter and view the free crochet pattern (plus grab your free pattern PDF!).
How Do You Crochet A Simple Triangle?
To crochet a simple triangle, you can follow these basic steps:
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- x – times
- This written pattern uses basic crochet stitches (single crochet stitches).
- You can use any size yarn or crochet hook to make this triangle.
- The finished triangle size will differ depending on your yarn weight and hook size.
- Remember that the number of stitches and rows you crochet will determine the size of your triangle.
- You can experiment with different stitch patterns or increase the number of stitches per row to create variations in the triangle’s shape.
- For this example, I used worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220) and a 5 mm hook(US H-8).
- You will need scissors and a yarn needle to weave in any loose ends.
- Skill level – Beginner crocheters.
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes
How To Crochet A Triangle
- The foundation chain
Start by creating a slipknot and placing it on your crochet hook. Make a foundation chain with the desired number of stitches. For a small triangle, you can start with two chains.
- Row 1: In the second ch from the hook sc x 2, turn.
Single crochet twice in the second chain from the hook, then turn the work. (2 sts)
- Row 2: ch1, sc x 2 into the first st, sc to the end of the row, turn.
Chain one stitch, then single crochet twice into the first stitch, then single crochet into the next st, and turn the work. (3 sts)
- Row 3: ch1, sc x 2 into the first st, sc to the end of the row, turn.
Chain one stitch, then single crochet twice into the first stitch, then single crochet into each stitch until you reach the end of the row, and turn the work. (4 sts)
- Repeat Row 3.
Repeat row 3 until your triangle is your desired size.
- Finishing The Triangle.
Finish the triangle with a sl-st in the last st.
- Weave in any loose ends.
Use a darning needle or yarn needle to weave in any loose ends.
Why Crochet A Triangle?
Crocheting a triangle can serve various purposes and be used in different projects.
Here are a few reasons why someone might choose to crochet a triangle:
- Decorative Projects: Triangles can be used as decorative elements in various crochet projects. They can be incorporated into blankets, afghans, scarves, shawls, or even as individual motifs. Triangles add visual interest and can create unique patterns when combined with other shapes.
- Bunting and Garlands: Triangles are commonly used to create bunting flags and garlands. These can be used for parties, celebrations, or home decor. Crocheting triangles allow you to customize the colors and sizes to match your desired theme.
- Appliqués and Embellishments: Crocheted triangles can be used as appliqués to decorate clothing, bags, or other accessories. They can add a touch of creativity and personalization to your projects.
- Jewelry: Small crocheted triangles can be turned into earrings, pendants, or charms for necklaces and bracelets. They offer a unique and handmade touch to your jewelry designs.
- Learning and Skill Building: Crocheting triangles can be a great way to practice and enhance your crochet skills. They often involve increases, decreases, and shaping techniques to improve your overall crochet abilities.
- Amigurumi: Triangles can be used as the base or components of amigurumi projects, which are crocheted stuffed toys. They can form ears and wings or be used as facial features in cute animals or characters.
- Clothing and Accessories: Triangular shapes can be incorporated into clothing and accessories designs such as ponchos, hats, and headbands. They can add an interesting design element to your wearable creations.
Ultimately, crocheting a triangle offers versatility and the opportunity to unleash your creativity in various projects.
Whether you’re looking to add decoration, explore new techniques, or create unique items, triangles can be a fun and engaging choice in crochet.
What Is The Formula For Crocheting Triangles?
Crocheting triangles don’t follow a strict mathematical formula like a geometric triangle.
The number of stitches and rows needed to create a triangle can vary based on the desired size, stitch pattern, and shaping technique.
However, here are some general guidelines that can help you create a basic triangular shape:
- Foundation Chain: Start with a foundation chain of the desired length. For a simple triangle, you can begin with three chains.
- Increasing Stitches: To create the triangular shape, you will typically increase stitches on one or both sides of each row. Common increase stitches include single crochet increase (sc inc), double crochet increase (dc inc), or half double crochet increase (hdc inc). These stitches involve working multiple stitches into the same stitch to add more stitches to your row and increase the width.
- Shaping the Rows: Each row can be shaped by increasing stitches on one or both ends until you reach the desired width of the triangle’s base. Afterward, you can start decreasing stitches to shape the other side of the triangle. Common decrease stitches include single crochet decrease (sc2tog), double crochet decrease (dc2tog), or half double crochet decrease (hdc2tog). These stitches involve combining stitches together to reduce the number of stitches and shape the triangle.
- Experimentation: The number of increases and decreases you make, as well as the specific stitch patterns used, will depend on your desired shape and size. You may need to adjust the increases and decreases based on your yarn weight, hook size, and personal preference. It’s helpful to experiment with small swatches to determine the stitch count and shaping techniques that achieve the desired triangle shape.
Remember that crocheting is a flexible and creative craft; there is no one-size-fits-all formula for crocheting triangles.
It’s important to practice, experiment, and adjust as you go to achieve the triangle shape you envision.
How Do You Join Crochet Bunting Together?
Joining crochet bunting together can be done in several ways, depending on the desired look and the type of bunting you’ve made.
Here are a few common methods:
Single Crochet Join
- Prepare the Bunting Pieces: Ensure all your bunting pieces are ready to join.
- Align the Pieces: Place two bunting pieces together, with the wrong sides facing each other.
- Single Crochet Join: Using a crochet hook, insert it through the corner stitches of both pieces, yarn over, pull through a loop, yarn over again, and pull through both loops on the hook. Continue this single crochet stitch along the edge, working through both pieces. Repeat until you’ve joined the desired length.
Slip Stitch Join
- Prepare the Bunting Pieces: Have your bunting pieces ready for joining.
- Align and Slip Stitch: Place the pieces together with the wrong sides facing each other. Use a slip stitch to join the pieces by inserting the hook through both pieces and pulling the yarn through the stitches with slip stitches. This method creates a more subtle seam.
- Prepare and Align: Align your bunting pieces together with the wrong sides facing each other.
- Use a Needle and Thread: Thread a yarn needle with a matching yarn and sew the pieces together using a whip stitch or any other preferred sewing method. This method might be suitable if you want an invisible or seamless look to your join.
Crochet or Fabric Tape
- Prepare the Tape: You can create a strip of crochet or fabric to serve as a joining tape. Crochet a strip or use a fabric strip of the desired width and length.
- Attach the Bunting: Sew or crochet the individual bunting pieces onto this tape, evenly spaced apart.
Edging or Border Join
- Prepare the Bunting Pieces: Have your bunting pieces ready.
- Create a Border: Crochet a border around each bunting piece.
- Join with the Border: Use the border of each piece to join them together, either by slip-stitching them together or using the border as a connecting element.
Choose the method that best suits the style and appearance you want for your bunting.
Experimenting with different techniques can also help you find the one that works perfectly for your project!
How Do You Crochet A Curved Triangle?
To crochet a curved triangle, you can use a combination of increasing and decreasing stitches to shape the edges.
Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Start by creating a slipknot and placing it on your crochet hook.
- Make a foundation chain with the desired number of stitches. For a small curved triangle, you can start with three chains.
- Turn your work, skip the first chain from the hook (this will serve as your turning chain), and single crochet into the second chain from the hook.
- Single crochet in each of the next stitches across the row until you reach the end.
- At the end of the row, chain one, turn your work, and single crochet in the first stitch.
- Single crochet in the next stitch, then make two single crochets in the following stitch (this is an increase).
- Single crochet in each stitch across until you reach the last two stitches. Make two single crochets in the second-to-last stitch, then single crochet in the last stitch.
- Repeat steps 5-7 until your triangle reaches the desired width at the base.
- Once you reach the desired width, start decreasing stitches to shape the other side of the triangle.
- Chain one, turn your work, and single crochet in the first stitch.
- Single crochet in each stitch across until you reach the last two stitches. Work a single crochet decrease (also known as sc2tog) in the last two stitches. This is done by inserting your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, then insert your hook into the following stitch, yarn over, and pull through. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops to complete the decrease.
- Repeat steps 10-11 until you have only three stitches remaining.
- For the final row, chain one, turn your work, and work a single crochet decrease in the first two stitches. Single crochet in the last stitch.
- Fasten off the yarn by cutting it and pulling the end through the loop on your hook.
Increasing and decreasing stitches can create a curved shape for your triangle.
Feel free to adjust the number of increases and decreases or experiment with different stitch patterns to achieve the desired curvature.