Learn how to treble crochet also known as triple crochet in this tutorial.
It is a commonly used stitch pattern, which is also known as the treble crochet stitch.
How To Treble Crochet
Treble crochet, or triple crochet, (when abbreviated – ‘tr’) is a lovely type of crochet stitch, that can give your work an interesting feature.
It has long columns with open stitches, which creates a looser look in your work.
Learning how to perform the treble stitch will allow you to make a variety of patterns in your crochet projects.
Treble Crochet US
The treble crochet abbreviation is tr – this is the term for the US / American treble crochet, as the UK crochet stitches are different.
This is a really easy stitch to learn and one that a beginner should know.
In this tutorial, you will see step by step photographs and a video tutorial that will help you to learn.
Please note – this is a right-handed tutorial, if you are left-handed you will reverse the direction that you are working in from left to right across the rows.
Treble Crochet Stitch
Begin by crocheting a foundation chain.
The first four of the stitches on the chain will count as the first treble crochet stitch.
When you go to work into your first stitch, you will wrap the yarn twice around your hook and push the hook through the fifth chain from your hook.
Once you have done that, you can follow the next steps below (from step 3).
Steps 1 and 2 will talk you through how to wrap your yarn around the hook and to push the hook through the next stitch.
Step 1 – Wrap the yarn over your hook twice
To begin crocheting your treble crochet stitch, wrap the yarn around the hook twice.
This will create three loops on the hook – including the loop you started with.
Step 2 – Push the hook through next stitch
The next step is to push your hook through the next stitch.
Step 3 – Wrap yarn over the hook
Wrap the yarn over the hook and prepare to pull the yarn through that stitch.
Step 4 – Pull the yarn through the stitch
Pull the yarn through the stitch, creating four loops on your hook.
Step 5 – Yarn over the hook
Wrap the yarn over your hook again.
Step 6 – Pull the yarn through
Pull the yarn through the first two loops on your hook, this will leave you with three loops on your hook.
Step 7 – Wrap the yarn over the hook
Wrap your yarn over your hook again.
Step 8 – Pull the yarn through the loops
Pull your yarn through the two loops, which will leave you with two loops on the hook.
Step 9 – Wrap the yarn over the hook
Wrap your yarn over the hook once more.
Step 10 – Pull the yarn through the last two loops
Pull the yarn through the last two loops on the hook to complete your treble crochet stitch.
The Turning Chain
The turning chain at the start of a row counts as a treble crochet at the beginning of each row.
Most patterns will have the size of the turning chain you need to make.
But for treble crochet, you will normally need to chain 4 at the start of the row.
This is because the three chain stitches create the same height as a treble crochet stitch.
Treble Crochet Patterns
With some practice, your treble crochet will improve and become like second nature!
You will find a rhythm in it and easily create those tall rows of stitches.
An easy way to practice is to do the following;
- Create a swatch, chain 20 or 30 stitches and practice by creating rows of treble crochet.
- Make an easy crochet beach bag that uses single crochet and treble crochet stitches.