Learn how to make a treble crochet stitch for both right and left-handed people in this step-by-step crochet picture tutorial.
WHAT IS TREBLE CROCHET? (Abbreviation: tr)
Treble crochet produces a more open and less dense crochet fabric than double crochet. Because it’s also taller than double crochet, your work grows more quickly as you go along. It’s a very popular stitch for this reason. Treble crochet fabric looks identical from the front and back.
- Make a slip knot. Make the number of chains required for your work.
2. Make as many chains as required (for this practice swatch we made 13 chains).
3. Wrap the yarn around the hook.
4. Insert the hook into the fourth chain from the hook (three loops on hook)…
5. …and wrap the yarn around the hook (four loops on hook). Insert the hook into the back loops only for this first row.
6. Draw through two loops (two loops left on hook).
7. Yarn around hook once more… and draw through two loops.
8. You have made one treble. Because you worked into the fourth chain from the hook, the three chains you had in the beginning count as your first treble. They match the second stitch (actual treble) you have made in height.
9. Work one treble into each chain in your foundation row.
10. At the end of the row, work three chain stitches.
11. This is your turning chain and it creates a stitch the same height as the remaining trebles to come. In the second row, insert the hook into both the front and back loops of the V stitch. Work trebles into each stitch till the end of the row. Make three turning chains for your third row and continue.
12. The front and back of the swatch should look the same.
Magazine issue date: July 2015