Left Handed Treble Crochet: Learn How to Treble (Triple) Crochet

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The treble crochet is another basic crochet stitch that you need to add to your list. This tutorial will focus on the left handed treble crochet.

In crochet patterns, you will come across it abbreviated as TC. Moreover, it is also referred to as the triple crochet.

What is the Treble Crochet Stitch?

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Treble crochet is more or less similar to the double crochet stitch. However, there are certain notable differences.

For one, the treble crochet is slightly taller than the double crochet. In addition, it has an extra yarnover.

And because its stitch is taller, a treble crochet results in much longer openings in between stitches. As opposed to other basic crochet stitches, the treble crochet can be used to create looser fabrics.

As a matter of fact, if you already know how to crochet the DC stitch, you will find this stitch easy to learn.

Treble Crochet in UK Patterns

In UK crochet patterns, treble crochet is referred to as double treble crochet stitch, abbreviated as DTR.

Meanwhile, UK patterns use treble crochet stitch (TR) to mean what US patterns refer to as the double crochet stitch (DC). That is why it’s best to double check if your pattern uses either US or UK crochet terms.

Confused?

Check out our article to further explain the differences between US and UK crochet terms. You can look it up here: Crochet Terms: The Difference Between US vs UK Crochet Terms Explained.

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Left-Handed Treble Crochet

The first things you need to do is to create a slip knot and a foundation chain. If you need a useful, step-by-step tutorial on how to make these two, we have them right here:

Once you have made them, you can then start with your first row in triple crochet.

Working Row 1 in Treble Crochet

Step 1 Row 1
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 1: 15 crochet chain on a hook with 2 yarnovers.

1.

Create a slip knot.

2.

Chain 15 stitches (this number is for demo purposes only).

3.

Bring the yarn over the hook from back to front so you can wrap it over the crochet hook twice.

4.

Then skip the 4 chains below the hook.

5.

Insert the crochet hook into the 5th chain from the hook. Make sure it goes through the center (the V) of the stitch. Also, the hook should be under the back bar of the chain.

Row 1 - Step 2
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 2: 15 crochet chain and 4 loops on a hook.
1.

Yarn over, from back to front. Pull the yarn through, pulling a loop so you will have four loops on the working area of the hook.

Row 1 Step 3
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 3: 15 crochet chain and 4 loops and a yarnover on a hook.

1.

Bring the yarn over the crochet hook, back to front. Then pull it through the first two loops on the hook.

Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 3: 15 crochet chain and 3 loops on a hook.

2.

Now you should have three loops.

Row 1 Step 4
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 4: 15 crochet chain and 3 loops and a yarnover on a hook.

1.

Yarn over one more time. Then pull it through the next two loops on the hook.

Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 4: 15 crochet chains and 2 loops on a hook.

2.

By this time, only two loops are left on the hook.

Row 1 Step 5
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 5: 15 crochet chains, 2 loops and a yarnover on a hook.

1.

Bring the yarn over the hook once more. Then pull it through the last two loops.

Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 5: 15 crochet chains, 1 loop and one completed treble crochet on a hook.

2.

You now have one treble crochet.

Row 1 Step 6
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 6: One row of treble crochet stitches on a hook.

1.

Continue working one treble crochet in each remaining chain across the row.

2.

Once this is done, count the number of stitches.

3.

You should have 12 treble crochet stitches. The first four stitches you skipped at the beginning of the row counts as a treble crochet.

Working Row 2 in Treble Crochet

Row 2 Step 1
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 1: One row of treble crochet stitches on a hook flipped.

1.

Keeping your crochet hook in the loop, turn your work counterclockwise. Start working the 2nd row.

Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 1: One row of treble crochet stitches and 4 chains on the second row.

2.

Make a turning chain by chaining 4 stitches. This brings the yarn up to the correct height for your next row.

3.

Skip the first treble crochet in Row 1 since the 4 chains in the turning chain already counts as the row’s first treble crochet.

4.

Now you can work the next TC into the second stitch on Row 1.

Row 2 Step 2
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 2: One row of treble crochet stitches, 4 chains on the second row and a yarnover.

1.

Make two yarnovers, bringing the yarn over the hook from back to front.

2.

You should have two loops of the second stitch in the row below. Insert the hook under those loops.

Row 2 Step 3
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 3: 4 chains and 4 loops on a hook.

1.

Yarn over again. Draw the working yarn through the two loops up into the hook’s working area.

2.

Your hook should now have four loops.

Row 2 Step 4
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 4: 4 chains, 4 loops and a yarnover on a hook.

1.

Make yet another yarnover. Draw the yarn through the first two loops.

Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 4: 4 chains and 3 loops on a hook.

2.

Your hook should now have three loops.

Row 2 Step 5
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 5: 4 chains and 2 loops on a hook.

1.

Make a yarnover once more. Pull the working yarn this time through the next two loops. There should be two loops left on the hook.

Row 2 Step 6
:eft-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 6: 4 chains and a treble crochet stitch on a hook.

1.

Work the yarn over the hook one more time. Draw it through the last two loops. You now have made another treble crochet.

Row 2 Step 7
Left-Handed Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 7: 2 rows with 12 treble crochet stitches on a hook.

1.

Work steps #1 through #6 in each remaining stitch across the previous row.

2.

Ensure that you work the last treble crochet into the top of the starting chain from Row 1 as you come to the end of the row. To do this, insert the hook into the center of the V and back bar of the top of the fourth chain.

3.

Count the treble crochet stitches you made. Including the turning chain at the start of the row, you should have 12.

4.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired height. Then, fasten off.

Working Row 2 in Treble Crochet

Fasten off once you have reached your desired height.

1.

Cut the yarn after completing the last TC. Leave a tail that’s 6 inches (about 15.5 cm).

2.

Draw the hook straight up so you can completely pull the cut yarn through the loop on the hook.

3.

Pull the yarn tail tight.

4.

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle.

5.

Weave back and forth through the stitches until the yarn tail is secure.

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