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).
2. Insert hook into the next stitch.
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!