After the treble crochet, take it the next stitch is the double treble crochet. In patterns, it will be abbreviated as DTR. If you are in the UK or reading a pattern from a UK designer, a triple treble crochet is called a treble crochet and abbreviated as TTR.
Double Treble Crochet
To crochet the double treble crochet,
- Make a slip knot and chain a certain number of chains to create your foundation chain. To practice make 10-20 chains in your foundation chain.
- Not counting the loop that is on the hook, yarn over your hook three times and then insert the hook in the sixth chain from the hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the chain. Now you have five loops on your hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the first two loops. You have four loops left.
- Yarn over again and pull through the next two loops. You have three loops left.
- Yarn over again and pull through the next two loops. You have two loops left.
- Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops and that’s a double treble crochet!
- Repeat step 3 and 4 in each of the chains on the foundation chain and that will be the first row.
- For row 2, turn your work and chain five.
- 10.Skip the first stitch and do a double treble crochet in each of the stitches from row 1 including the top of the turning chain. The turning chain is the five stitches that were skipped in the foundation chain. So, the top of the turning chain is the chain closest to the the row.
- 11.For row 3 and beyond, repeat step 6 and 7.
Check out the video tutorial below that I posted on my YouTube channel. Keep crocheting rows of the double treble crochet until you feel comfortable with the stitch.
Let me know how it went crocheting the double treble crochet by commenting below. I’d love to know!