Beginner Crochet Tutorials

Treble Crochet Tutorial

Treble Crochet Fabric

Treble Crochet is one of the tallest crochet stitches. Due to its height, you with not typically find it used as the main structural stitch of large fabrics, such as blankets. It makes a great accent stitch or in decorative combination stitches, like a fan stitch.

Comparing Treble Crochet to Double Crochet

Like Double Crochet, Treble Crochet consists of multiple groups of “yarn over, pull through 2 loops.”  There will be one extra, a third, set, which will make this stitch taller than the double crochet. As the stitch is taller, the turning chain will also count as the first stitch of each row, similar to the Double Crochet.

The taller nature of this stitch causes it to have less of a structural nature than the shorter stitches, and it is used mainly as an accent or in groups.  If you are looking to make a solid fabric out of a single stitch, the single, half double or double crochet would be a better option.

Let’s Get Started

Start with a chain of 17.  Once you have completed your chain, find the 5th chain from the hook.  We will be working into the wrong side of the chain starting with this chain.

To begin your Treble Crochet Stitch, yarn over, twice.  You will have 3 loops on your hook prior to putting your hook into the chain.  Remember, we work into the wrong side of the chain to give our bottom edge the same look as the top edge of our fabric.  

Now that you have 3 loops, insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, and pull up a loop.  There will be 4 loops on your hook.

Next, yarn over, and pull through the first two loops on your hook.  You will now have 3 loops on your hook.

Yarn over again, and pull through the top two loops on your hook.  You will now have 2 loops on your hook.

Yarn over one last time, and pull through the last two loops on your hook.

You’ve completed the first Treble Crochet Stitch.

Three times, treble, the amount of times you pull through two loops on your hook.

Continue down your chain, working into the wrong side of your chain.  You will have a total of 13 stitches when you are done.  

To recap, the steps for the Treble Crochet are as follows:

Yarn Over, twice
Insert hook into stitch
Pull up a loop
YO
Pull through first two loops on hook
YO
Pull through first two loops on hook
YO
Pull through final two loops on hook

Once you’re across your chain, we will work the turning chain.  Remember, while you are doing 13 stitches across, you started your project with your turning chain, so if you go back to count, you will have 13 treble crochet stitches, and 1 turning chain, for a total of 14 stitches in the row.

Turning Chain and Row 2

Once you have finished the first row, you’re going to need to do your turning chain.  Just like in the Double Crochet, the turning chain for the Treble Crochet counts as a stitch.  Because the Treble Crochet is taller, we will need to have a longer turning chain. So, for our turning chain, we are going to chain 4, and then we will turn our work.  

Next, we are going to yarn over twice, and work the first Treble Crochet in the second stitch from the hook.  If you look at the picture, you can see that the turning chain is directly above the last stitch from the previous row.  If we worked into the first stitch, it would create an extra stitch, and our fabric would not be square.

Once you have done your 2 yarn overs, insert your hook into the second stitch from the hook, and pull up a loop.  

Yarn over, and pull through the first two loops on your hook.

Yarn over again, and pull through the next two loops on your hook.

Yarn over a final time, and pull through the last two loops on your hook, to complete your stitch.

Continue down the row, until you have completed 12 Treble Crochet.  

The final stitch on the row needs to be worked into the turning chain from the previous row.  This keeps your project edges square and even.

YO twice
Insert hook into turning chain from previous row
Pull up a loop
YO
Pull through first two loops on hook
YO
Pull through first two loops on hook
YO
Pull through final two loops on hook.
Chain 4 for turning chain
Turn work
Repeat row 2 until your fabric is complete

So, how did you do?

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