by M. J. JoachimUpdated 4/19/16
Double triple crochet stitch is very tall. Similar to double and triple crochet, you wrap your yarn over your hook before inserting it into the desired stitch or loop. The difference is that for double triple crochet stitch (abbreviated DTR), you will wrap your yarn 3 times around your hook, insert it in your stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Now you will yarn over and draw through 2 loops at a time until you have only 1 loop left on your hook, for a total of 4 times.
You will need a chain count of 5 (which will be considered the first DTR) to begin a new row or round. For the DTR Granny Square Style pattern, you will begin with a small foundation chain that you make into a ring with a slip stitch. This is often called crocheting in the round. It is how you being many crochet motifs and projects like squares, triangles, doilies, Easter eggs, doll heads etc. etc. Each new round of the DTR Granny Square Style motif will require you to slip stitch to your starting position before making your initial 1st chain DTR stitch.
Step 1: Insert hook into desired stitch.
Step 2: Yarn over, pull back out through all loops on hook. Only 1 loop should remain on your hook.
DTR Granny Square Motif – with Double Triple Crochet Stitch Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Chain 6
Step 2: Make a ring by inserting hook into first chain stitch and making a slip stitch.
Step 3: Chain 5 (counts as 1st dtr). DTR 3 more times in ring.
a. Yarn over 3 times
b. Insert hook in ring
c. Pull up a loop
d. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 times)
Step 4: Chain 4, make 4 DTR in ring
Step 5: Repeat step 4 two more times
Step 6: chain 4
Step 7: Slip stitch in 5th chain of first dtr stitch
Step 8: Slip stitch in each of the next 3 stitches and in chain 4 space
Step 9: Chain 5 (counts as 1st dtr of round)
Step 10: Make 3 dtr in same chain space, chain 4, make 4 dtr in same space (corner made)
Step 11: Chain 2, make corner (4 dtr, chain 4, 4 dtr) in next chain 4 space
Step 12: Repeat step 11 two more times
Step 13: Chain 2
Step 14: Repeat steps 7 – 10
Step 15: Chain 2, make 4 dtr in chain 2 space, chain 2, make corner in corner space, and repeat around square.
Step 16: Repeat steps 14 and 15 following sequence of corners (4 dtr, chain 4, 4 dtr) and chain 2 over 4 dtr spaces, and 4 dtr in chain 2 spaces, slip stitching to end and begin rounds as explained in steps 7 and 8 to make square as big as you want.
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