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How to Treble Crochet for Beginners

Treble Crochet Video

The Treble Crochet, written as tr in crochet patterns, is a tall and loose stitch that is about the size of 1 and 1/2 double crochet. The Treble Crochet is often used as a design element rather than the main stitch in the design. It’s great for achieving extra height in a fabric.

How to Treble Crochet

For this tutorial, we are using Mary Maxim’s Best Value Yarn in the color Cottonwood, and a size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook.

Step 1: Chain 13; (9+ 4) The last three chains are the same as a Treble Crochet, so all together, we’ll have 10 stitches. Take a look at our video on How to Chain if you need assistance.

Step 3:  Yarn over and pull the yarn through.

 

Step 5:  Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook again.

How to Treble Crochet chain

Step 2:  Yarn over twice by wrapping the yarn from behind around the hook two times and insert your hook into the middle of the 5 chain from the hook.  The 4 skipped chains count as the first dc when indicated in the pattern.

Step 4:  Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook.

Step 6:  yarn over and pull the yarn through the 2 remaining loops on the hook.

Take a look at the Swatch we made for our up and coming Sampler Stitch Project below. Notice how the Treble Crochet stitch in the sample in Cottonwood is significantly larger than the double crochet swatch in Wisteria. To accommodate for the height of these stitches, we begin each row with 4 chains. Many crocheters choose not to, but it is highly recommended for beginners. Making a chain 4 at the beginning of your row when indicated in a pattern helps you keep the edges of your work straight.

sample stitch

Look for a post about our Sampler Stitch Project soon. You’ll find full instructions on how to make a Sampler Blanket using Mary Maxim Best Value yarn. We recommend you use Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn for this project, but you can substitute it with other Mary Maxim Yarns if you are comfortable adjusting for gauge

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