Happy Monday, Friends!
Welcome to the sixth installment of How To Crochet. This week we’re learning the Triple Crochet Stitch (in US terms; Double Treble Crochet in UK terms), which is usually abbreviated as Tr.
If you’re new here and would like to access earlier tutorials, they can be found under “How to Crochet” in the Category menu (alongside this post if you’re on computer, or underneath the post on mobile). I would recommend being familiar with both single and double crochet stitches before tackling this one, since this stitch is basically a double crochet with an extra loop/step thrown in the middle, just as a double crochet is basically a single crochet with an extra loop/step thrown in the middle. It’s not impossible to start here, but your crocheting life might be easier if you don’t 🙂
First things first, you’ll need to chain 3 for each new row to build up the height for triple crochet:
Now, yarn over your hook once
and again a second time, so that your yarn is wrapped fully around your hook one-and-a-half times:
If you’re doing Tr as your foundation row (and for the first stitch of each row), you’ll be inserting your shaft into the fourth chain from the hook:
Yarn over again, and pull through. You should have four loops on your hook.
Yarn over, and pull through the first TWO LOOPS ONLY. This should leave you with three loops on your hook. Yarn over again.
Pull through the first TWO LOOPS ONLY. This should leave you with two loops left on your hook.
Yarn over yet again (last time this stitch, I promise!) and pull through those remaining two hooks. This will leave you with one loop on your hook for the next stitch and one completed triple crochet stitch! Well done!
To continue to the next stitch, simply yarn over twice and work in the next stitch in line:
That might seem like a lot of yarning over and pulling through and yarning over some more, so if you’re chanting in your head as you learn this stitch (as I do), it’s: Yarn over, yarn over, insert, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through two, yarn over and pull through two, yarn over and pull through the last two. Done!
Good job, team!
Originally I had planned to move on to a couple of easy stitch patterns at this point, but it dawned on me over the weekend that I’d neglected the half double crochet and the slip stitch, both of which are VERY important, so next week will be hdc (half double crochet), the last week of the month will be ss (slip stitch) and magic ring, and THEN we’ll move on to the really fun, exciting fancy stuff that I live for (and so will you) 🙂
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Be happy, healthy and safe this week!