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Treble Crochet

Treble crochet is the last of the basic stitches to learn.  It's also the tallest and has the most steps.  But, it's still an easy stitch to master.  It will give your project a nice, airy feel.  It's also used a lot in combination with other stitches.

Sometimes this can be a bit tricky to get used to because it has a longer post to work.  With a little practice though, you'll see just how easy it can be.

It’s abbreviation in patterns is tr (dtr – double treble crochet – UK)

 Let’s start a swatch.

In this swatch, the turning chain will be counted as the first stitch in the row.

1.  Chain 24 (4 are the turning chain).

2.  Yo 2 times, insert hook into the 5th chain from the hook.

3.  Yo and pull through the chain.  There are now 4 loops on your hook.

4.  Yo and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook. There are now 3 loops on the hook.

5.  Yo again and pull through the next 2 loops.  There are 2 loops on the hook.

6.  Yo one last time and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

You’ve made your 1st stitch!  Keep going.

7.  Continue tr in each chain until the end of the row. (20 stitches)

8.  *Chain 4 and turn.

9.  Yo twice and insert the hook into the second tr of the previous row.  That’s the 6th stitch from the hook.

10.  Continue tr to the end of the row.*

11.  Repeat from * to * 6 times.

At the end of your third row and every row after, you'll need to work your stitches into your turning chain.  Remember it counted as the first stitch of the row.

12.  Once you've completed 8 rows, fasten off and weave in ends.


You’ve completed your first swatch.

 You can now work all the basic stitches.  That means that you have the skills to work any stitch you want.  Because all those fun textured stitches are worked by using different combinations of the 6 basic crochet stitches. 

That’s exciting, right!

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Leave Treble Crochet and try working some Extended Crochet Stitches.

› Treble Stitch