Crochet for Beginners Lesson 5: How to crochet the Treble Stitch

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Welcome Back! In Lesson 5: Beginner Crochet you will learn how to make a Treble Crochet Stitch.

Beginner Level How To Crochet Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial - Oombawka Design

This week I will demonstrate how to crochet the treble crochet stitch. To view the video tutorial in 1080p HD please visit YouTube HERE.

To review our previous lessons please visit:

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 1: Stitch Anatomy – The Starting Chain

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 2: Learn to Crochet – Single Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 3: Learn to Crochet – Half Double Crochet

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 4: Learn to Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch

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For a Quick Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial visit this post.

How to Crochet the Treble Crochet Stitch

(Note: this is also called the Triple Crochet Stitch)


Tip: Unless the pattern instructions you are following indicate otherwise, the treble crochet stitch is worked under both loops of the stitch (i.e. the front and back loops).

For those of you who prefer photo tutorial instructions,

please see below:

Treble Crochet Stitch

Treble Crochet (tr) or Triple Stitch(tr): Yarn over the hook 2 times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch and yarn over the hook. Pull up 1 loop. You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook.  You now have 2 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

Instructions

Step 1: Yarn over the hook two times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch (under both loops of the stitch unless otherwise indicated). Yarn over the hook.

Stitch Tutorials: tr, dtr and trtr @OombawkaDesign

Step 2: Pull up 1 loop. 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook.

TR 2 Stitch Tutorials: tr, dtr and trtr @OombawkaDesign

Step 3: Pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook.

TR 3 Stitch Tutorials: tr, dtr and trtr @OombawkaDesign

Step 4: Pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook.

treble crochet stitch tutorial step 4 Stitch Tutorials: tr, dtr and trtr @OombawkaDesign

Step 5: Pull through the 2 remaining loops on the hook to complete the stitch.

treble crochet stitch tutorial step 5 Stitch Tutorials: treble crochet stitch, dtr and trtr @OombawkaDesign

Treble Crochet in other Languages

LanguageCrochet TermAbbreviation
USTreble tr
UKDouble Trebledtr
GermanDoppelstabchenDStb
DutchDubbel Stokjedstk / d.st
SpanishTriple punto alto doblepat
Danishdobbelt stangmaskedstgm / dblt stm / db-stgm
Frenchdouble brided-br / dble b
Italianmaglia altissima
Polishpotrojny slupekptr.sl.
Portugueseponto alto duplopad
FinnishKaksoispylvas
Russianстолбик с 2 накидами

For a handy printable table with all the basic terms please see this post: Basic Crochet Terms Translated


Things to Remember:

  • Treble and Triple are used interchangeably for this stitch; although Treble is the more ‘official’ term to use
  • Ch 4 is used to build some height at the beginning of the row to make your hook be at the correct height to start crocheting the tc
  • The beginning ch 4 is counted as a stitch for treble crochet – this means you do not work into the stitch at the base of the ch 4
  • I recommend you use a stitch marker to mark the place of the ch 4. This will help remind you it counts as a stitch and you need to work into it and it will remind you not to work into the base of the ch 4.
  • If, when you count your stitches at the end of the row,  you have 1 too many stitches, it is likely you worked into the stitch at the base of the ch 4.
  • If you count your stitches at the end of the row and you are missing 1 stitch, it is likely you did not work into the top of the ch 4.
  • When you work into the ch 4, be sure to work beneath at least 1 loop of the ch itself. Do not work into the space between the last tr and the ch 4. It will cause large holes to be left on the edges of your project.

I hope you have found this tutorial helpful!

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Crochet Hook pictured in the video: 5.5 mm (I) {Furls Hollywood}
Yarn: Red Heart with Love

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