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Tutorial: Triple / Treble Crochet

In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to work a triple err… make that a treble crochet (tr).

When I teach crochet I refer to this stitch as a triple crochet. Since we learn single and double crochets first, it seems more logical to my students to refer to this as a triple crochet. According to the Craft Yarn Council abbreviation list this is a treble crochet and the abbreviation is (tr).

I won’t lie; I wish it was called a triple crochet and the abbreviation was tc. But since I use their standards for my designs, we will use tr throughout this pattern. 🙂 No matter the controversy I create by wanting to call it a triple crochet, this is one of my favorite stitches (I think only the linked triple crochet has it beat).

Tr-01

Note the completed tr in the photo above. It is taller than the double crochet.Tr-02

1. Yarn over hook (yoh) twice.Tr-03

2. Insert hook into the next stitch.

Tr-05

3. Yoh. Tr-06

4. Draw yoh through stitch (4 loops on hook).Tr-07

5. Yoh.Tr-08

6. Draw yoh through 2 loops (3 loops remain).Tr-09

7. Yoh.Tr-10

8. Draw yoh through 2 loops (2 loops remain).
Tr-11

9. Yoh.Tr-1210. Draw yoh through final two loops on hook. One tr complete.

Treble Crochet (tr): Yoh twice, insert hook into next st, yoh, draw yoh through st, [yoh, draw yoh through 2 loops] 3 xs. One tr complete.

As you can see after completing a few stitches, while there are many steps to this one stitch each row is three times the height of a single crochet. There is also a lot of space between the stitches making a fabric that isn’t as dense as the single crochet. This makes for a quick mesh-look to any project!

Happy crocheting, everyone!

~Abbey