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How to Crochet Treble Crochet Stitches

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In this lesson you will learn how to crochet treble crochet stitches, how to work them into a chain and how to turn your work when crocheting treble crochet stitches.

Treble crochet stitches are the next longer stitches after double crochet stitches.

If you are looking for instructions for similar stitches like half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches or double treble crochet stitches use the following links:

Treble Crochet Stitches

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Crochet a Treble Crochet Stitch

In this lesson the treble crochet stitch is crocheted “in rows”. Treble crochet stitches can of course also be crocheted in spiral rounds and joined rounds.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Step 1: Yarn over twice, this means you wind the thread two times counter-clockwise around the crochet hook. In this case you do not hold the thread with the actual hook.

  • Step 2: Push the crochet hook through the next stitch, Yarn over and pull through. You have 4 loops in the crochet hook.

  • Step 3: Yarn over and pull it ONLY through the first 2 loops. You have 3 loops on the crochet hook.

  • Step 4: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You have 2 loops on the crochet hook.

  • Step 5: Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. You have crocheted your first treble crochet stitch. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to crochet more treble crochet stitches.

Crochet a Treble Crochet Stitch into a Chain

If your crochet project starts with a chain in which treble crochet stitches have to be crocheted, always crochet the first treble crochet into the 5th stitch on the chain, counted from the crochet hook (unless the pattern says otherwise).

However, this is done ONLY for the first treble crochet stitch, the next treble crochet stitch and all following in this row are always crochet into the next stitch (unless the pattern says otherwise).

These skipped stitches allow the treble crochet stitch to appear in its correct size. If you skip too few stitches the treble crochet stitch will be compressed and if you skip too many stitches the skipped stitches can create an open loop.

Turn your Work with Treble Crochet Stitches

If you crochet something in rows, you eventually have to turn your work sooner or later. To turn your work properly you need to crochet a turning chain, depending on the stitch you are crocheting in the new row this turning chain has to be shorter or longer.

A turning chain is a chain crocheted with normal chain stitches.

  • Step 1: You have reached the end of your current row and cannot crochet any more stitches. Now crochet 4 chain stitches, these chain stitches will form the turning chain.

  • Step 2: Now turn your work counter-clockwise so that the crochet hook lies at the far right corner, because you usually crochet from right to left.

  • Step 3: Yarn over twice.

  • Step 4: Just as if you crochet a treble crochet stitch into a chain, crochet the first treble crochet stitch into the 5th stitch from the crochet hook or the last stitch of the previous row. However, this is only done for the first treble crochet stitch after the turn. Crochet all other treble crochet stitches into the next stitch.

  • Step 5: Now finish the treble crochet stitch as usual. Yarn over and pull through. You have 4 loops on the crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the crochet hook, repeat this 2 more times. Done is the 1st treble crochet stitch in the new row.

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