Once you are comfortable crocheting the double crochet, the next stitch to learn how to crochet is the treble crochet. In patterns, it will be abbreviated as TR. If you are in the UK or reading a pattern from a UK designer, a treble crochet is called a double treble crochet and abbreviated as DTR.
To crochet the 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 twice and then insert the hook in the fifth chain from the hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the chain. Now you have four loops on your hook.
- Yarn over your hook and pull through the first 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 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 four.
- Skip the first stitch and do a treble crochet in each of the stitches from row 1 including the top of the turning chain. The turning chain is the four stitches that were skipped in the foundation chain. So, the top of the turning chain is the chain closest to the the row.
- 10.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 treble crochet until you feel comfortable with the stitch stitch. Then, go on to the next stitch, double treble crochet.
Let me know how it went crocheting the treble crochet by commenting below. I’d love to know!