Triple/Treble Crochet Tutorial


Among the many hundreds of stitches you will learn as you grow in your crocheting experience you will find there are six basic stitches you will need to learn. The essential basic stitches you will want to master first are the Chain stitch and Slip stitch (The Chain Stitch), Single Crochet (Single Crochet), Half Double Crochet (Half double Crochet) and the Double Crochet (Double Crochet). Please review the tutorials I have previously posted on these. We will continue with the last of these stitches in today’s tutorial on the Triple. Some patterns will call this stitch a Treble, while other will call it a Triple, but do not let that confuse you it is worked the same way.

A Triple is the tallest of the basic stitches when compared to the other basic stitches which will cause it to create longer openings between the stitches. When you crochet triple it produces a very loose, lacy looking fabric. It is worked in many projects from doilies to afghans. So it will be a great addition to your already growing knowledge of stitches.

This is when we stop and get some yarn and a hook and learn the last of the basic stitches. Like all the other ones you will want to start with a chain stitch. You can pick any number but I am going to crochet 25 chain stitches.

Triple/Treble Crochet Tutorial (abbreviation Tr)

Row One:


Step 1: Take the yarn and yarn over your hook twice, (pictured above)


Step 2: Insert hook in the fifth chain from the hook (pictured above) (remember that the chain on the hook does not count)

Note: The first four chain you skipped in the beginning counts as your first Triple crochet.


Step 3: Yarn over and pull up a loop, (pictured above) (This will give you four loops on your hook)


Step 4: Yarn over, pull through two loops. (pictured above) ( this will leave 3 loops on the hook)


Step 5: Yarn over, pull through two loops. (pictured above) ( This will leave 2 loops on the hook)


Step 6: Yarn over, pull through the two remaining loops. (pictured above) (This will leave one loop on the hook)

Congratulations you just crocheted your first triple crochet. Continue working the Triple in each chain until you reach the end of the row. When you are done you should have a row of 22 Triple crotchets. Remember when you are counting that the chain four at the beginning counts as your first Triple.

Row Two:


Step 1: Turn your work and chain four, (pictured above)

Note: The chain is what is known as your turning chain (Tips about Turning Chains). It will count as your first Triple.


Step 2: Work a triple in the second stitch. (pictured above) You will the skip the first one because the chain four counts as your first stitch.


Step 3:  Continue working in each stitch until you reach the end.

I have now given you the basic knowledge you will need to master all the essential basic stitches that you will need as your foundation for crochet. From these stitches you can make slight changes and variations to form hundreds of other stitches. So, please take the time to master the five basic stitches of crocheting and once you have become proficient with them, you will have the foundational knowledge to develop your skill and move to the next level in becoming a more accomplished crocheter.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.



About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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