Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet – US Stitch

In the video tutorial below you will learn how to make a slip knot, foundation chain, crochet turning chain, a U.S. Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet stitch along the 1st and 2nd rows.

Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet Abbreviation in U.S. Patterns: dtr or dbltr/c

UK Equivalent Stitch: Triple Treble (ttr)

Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet - US StitchThe US Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet Stitch as you can see has two names! Yay, just to make things easier for you, Not. Take your pick as to which one you want to call it – it doesn’t matter either way.

This stitch is a very long one. It is usually used with fine yarn and for lacy designs. If you plan to crochet with cotton then this stitch may become familiar to you over time and the stitch will not be as long as it appears in my video tutorial. I am simply using thick yarn in the tutorial so you can see clearly how to crochet the stitch.

To crochet a Double Treble (or Double Triple) Crochet Stitch use the following instructions:

After having made the foundation chain, let’s start on the 1st row:

  1. Wrap the yarn over the hook 3 times
  2. Insert hook into the top loop from front to back of the 6th chain stitch from the hook
  3. Wrap the yarn over the hook once
  4. Draw through the chain stitch
  5. Wrap the yarn over the hook once
  6. Draw through two loops on the hook
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 (3 more times)

You’ve now completed a double treble (or double triple) crochet stitch.

Continue by making one of these stitches into each chain stitch until you come to the end of the foundation chain.

Once you’ve completed the above, it’s time to start on the 2nd row:

  1. Turn your work
  2. Make 5 chain stitches (this is called a crochet turning chain which brings the yarn up to the height of a double treble or double triple crochet stitch and is counted as 1 stitch)
  3. Insert hook into both loops from front to back of the second stitch
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook once
  5. Draw through the chain stitch
  6. Wrap the yarn over the hook once
  7. Draw through two loops on the hook
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 (3 more times)

You’ve now completed a double treble (or double triple) crochet stitch on the 2nd row.

Continue by making one of these stitches into each chain stitch until you come to the end of the row; making your last stitch into the 5th chain of the turning chain (this will be the top chain next to the last stitch you just made.)

For all following rows simply repeat row 2.

 

All the best,

Paula Daniele

 

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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.

Comments

  1. joyce fortier says:

    I thank you for your video on how to do a dtr crochet stitch. I am presently working on a Rose Bower Bedspread and wonder if you can help me with the pattern instructions. I am stuck at row 9. It says

    ch 7 holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make 3 tr in center tr of next petal, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made)

    I don’t understand the holding back on hook the last loop of each tr . Can you help me with these instructions. Thank you

    • Paula says:

      Hi Joyce,

      What the instructions mean is that instead of completing the full tr stitch leave the last loop on the hook then start with the next tr stitch and then complete the tr stitch after so many times as stated.

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