Monday, May 3, 2010

Triple (Treble) Crochet Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/19/16



Triple crochet is an easy way to make a quick lacy fabric. It’s taller than the double crochet stitch and requires 4 chains instead of 3 to begin a new row. Some patterns call for 5 chains to begin a new row; I find that 4 helps keep my edges straighter. Begin with a foundation chain + 4.

Step 1: Wrap yarn around your hook twice.

Step 2: Insert hook into 4th chain from your hook and pull up a loop.

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

As you can see, even the stitches have a sequence to them. Double crochet wraps yarn once and pulls through 2 loops twice; triple crochet wraps yarn twice and pulls through 2 loops 3 times. When you combine the lacy triple crochet stitch by alternating it with tightly woven stitches, you can make amazing patterns and designs.

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