Triple (or Treble) 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. Triple (or Treble) Crochet stitch along the 1st and 2nd rows.

Triple (or Treble) Crochet Abbreviation in U.S. Patterns: tr or trc

UK Equivalent Stitch: Double Treble (dtr)

Triple (or Treble) Crochet - US StitchYou will find that the triple crochet stitch is also known as a treble crochet. Ouch, is your head hurting now?

Yep, for some reason somebody decided to throw us a little spin on this stitch by giving it two names. Hmm, thanks for that.

This stitch is a very tall stitch which allows you to make projects quickly especially blankets, pillow cases or anything that requires a large even coverage of fabric.

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

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

  1. Wrap the yarn over the hook twice
  2. Skip 4 chain stitches and insert your hook into the top loop from front to back of the 5th chain stitch
  3. Yarn over hook once
  4. Draw yarn through the chain stitch
  5. Yarn over the hook once
  6. Draw through two loops on the hook
  7. Yarn over hook once
  8. Draw through two loops on the hook
  9. Yarn over the hook once
  10. Draw through last two loops on the hook

You’ve completed a Triple (or Treble) Crochet Stitch.

You would continue on making triple (or treble) crochet stitches into each of the chain stitches along the foundation chain to the end.

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

  1. Turn your work
  2. Make 4 chain stitches (this is called a crochet turning chain which brings the yarn up to the height of a triple or treble crochet stitch and is counted as 1 triple or treble crochet stitch)
  3. Wrap the yarn over the hook twice
  4. Insert your hook into both loops of the 2nd stitch
  5. Yarn over hook once
  6. Draw yarn through the stitch
  7. Yarn over the hook once
  8. Draw through two loops on the hook
  9. Yarn over hook once
  10. Draw through two loops on the hook
  11. Yarn over the hook
  12. Draw through last two loops on the hook

You’ve completed a Triple (or Treble) Crochet Stitch on the 2nd row.

You would continue on making triple (or treble) crochet stitches into each stitch along the 2nd row to the end; making the last triple (or treble) crochet into the top of the crochet turning chain on the row below (this would be the 3rd chain stitch of that turning chain.)

Repeat row 2 for all following rows to make a fabric out of the triple (or treble) crochet stitch.

 

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.

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