Learn to Crochet Series
Congratulations! You are about to learn a stitch beyond the basic stitches in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Treble Crochet Stitch! Now that you’ve got that half double crochet stitch and that double crochet stitch down, you are ready to ace the Treble Crochet! I think it goes without say that with the Treble Crochet you can crochet even bigger and faster, and create some really interesting projects with just 2 additional steps beyond the double crochet. High five! Read on to follow my easy photo and video tutorials for the Treble Crochet Stitch!
The Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet the same way I did! Since I was already a busy mom when I learned to crochet, I found it easiest to learn with the help of well written beginner patterns, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner stitch books. There are some fantastic programs out there to teach you to crochet, but it was hard for me to find the time and babysitter needed to attend a formal class. So for me, I preferred the “self taught” method.
Other benefits to the self taught method include cost savings, lower pressure, and the ability to learn at your own pace, and in your own time. Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! I’m not kidding when I say that once I learned to crochet, I never wanted to stop (and I haven’t since)! 🙂 I hope you find as much joy in crochet as I do, but if you don’t, learning this way is the lowest commitment level, and maybe another craft is your jam instead! So, let’s get started and find out!
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Lesson 5 will teach you the first beyond basic crochet stitch – the Treble Crochet. In this lesson, I will show you how to create a Treble Crochet. All subsequent lesson will cover an additional stitch or technique to help you on your way from learning the basics to more advanced techniques. So come on and Learn to Crochet with me!
PREVIOUS LEARN TO CROCHET LESSONS:
- Lesson 1 teaches you how to create a slip knot and chain.
- Lesson 2 teaches you how to create a single crochet.
- Lesson 3 showed you how to create a half double crochet.
- Lesson 4 showed you how to create a double crochet.
- Lesson 5 teaches you how to create a treble crochet.
Already mastered the basics? Ready to move on to the next step? Need to go back to the beginning? Follow the links below:
VIDEO TUTORIAL: TRC MAGIC CIRCLE
The next stitch on your crochet journey! High Five! Now that you have all 3 of the basic crochet stitches under your belt, you’re so ready for the Treble Crochet! There are so many ways to use a Treble crochet. It works up taller than a double crochet, so you can work even faster, and you can vary your hook size to get a tighter or looser finished product. Treble Crochet are used to make almost anything, where you want a longer stitch, like blankets, sweaters, even hats! My favorite use for Treble Crochet is in the peaks of the crown on my Crown Ear Warmer Pattern. Let’s go crochet!
Like you would do with any other stitch, begin by creating a slip knot with your yarn on your hook. Next, you will need to create some chains. I chained 17 to start, but you can create any number. Just make sure to give yourself enough chains to practice on before beginning the next row! Once you have your chains created, we will work back down the row of chains to create and practice our Double Crochet Stitches.
The loop on your hook is your working chain. For a Treble Crochet, you will skip the four stitches to the left of this chain, Yarn Over twice, (if you need a refresher just look back at my Single Crochet or Slip Knot and Chain tutorials) and and insert your hook under the top loop of the Fifth Chain from Hook. Yarn Over and pull that yarn back through the loop where you just inserted your hook. Now you have 4 loops of yarn on your hook. Yarn over again, and pull that yarn through just the first 2 loops on your hook. You will now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over, and again pull through just the first 2 loops on your hook. You will now have 2 loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over one more time, and pull that yarn through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. That’s it! You have created a Treble Crochet stitch! Not too hard, right? 🙂
There are many similarities between the Double Crochet and Treble Crochet stitches, but it is still important to practice so you don’t get them confused. So let’s make another Treble Crochet. Yarn over twice. Insert your hook in the next chain to the left from the stitch you just made and yarn over again. Pull that yarn back through the chain and you again have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over, and pull through just the first 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over again, and pull through just the first 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over one last time, and pull that yarn through the last 2 loops on your hook, and there you have it! Another Treble Crochet, made by you! Nothing can stop you now! So don’t stop there – keep making TRC (that’s short for Treble Crochet!) all the way along that row of chains you made. Practice makes perfect afterall! 🙂
YOU are an ultra talented crochetist! Way to fill in that chain with Treble Crochet Stitches! It’s perfectly fine if some of the stitches are a little wonky, or not quite the same size, or not quite as nice as you’d like them to be. You’ll only get better the more you practice! Right now it’s time to learn how to start your next row. Yasss! Just like with the Double Crochet, we will now make another chain, or in this case four chains. Treble Crochet = Four Chains up. Don’t let this confuse you. The Treble in Treble Crochet is referring to those 3 times you pull the working yarn though the first pair of loops, and not the number of chains. So chain 4 to start the next row. You will be working each Treble Crochet stitch in the top two loops of the stitches you made in the previous row. Once you have created your four chains, turn your work around to face the other direction.
You will now work back down your previous row, creating Treble Crochets just like you did before. Yarn over twice. Insert your hook under both loops of the next stitch to the left (for the first stitch it will be in the same stitch where your hook is already located). Yarn over again, and pull that loop back through. Of course by now, you already know there should now be 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first 2 of those loops on your hook, leaving 3 loops. Yarn over again, and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook, leaving 2 loops. Yarn over one last time, pull the yarn through those last 2 loops on your hook and you are DONE!
Now work an additional TRC (Treble Crochet) in each stitch down the row. Make sure to work all the way down to the end. After that you can create another chain of 4, turn your work around again and keep creating more and more rows! Keep it up until you are confidant in your stitch. 🙂 This makes a quick and easy dishcloth if you want to put your practice to good use! Just start with a longer beginning chain and use some worsted weight cotton yarn.
JUST A REMINDER: It is important to count the number of stitches you are making to ensure the number is the same from row to row. When you are learning, it is very easy to accidentally add or drop a stitch before you are familiar with what each stitch and step looks like, from the front and back. Sometimes this may even happen to seasoned crocheters! Yes counting stitches can be tedious! But it’s a good habit to form, I promise. Ask my how I know this… 😉 Believe me, it’s best to take the time to do it right the first time! 🙂
Thanks so much for Learning to Crochet with me! Are you looking to find more advanced techniques and stitches? Check out these links. Need a tutorial for a stitch you don’t see here? Please let me know any stitch tutorials or more that you would like to see in the comments!
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