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Treble Crochet: Learn How to Treble (Triple) Crochet

The treble crochet is often also referred to as the triple crochet. In fact, you will see this stitch abbreviated a TC in crochet patterns. Furthermore, it is another basic crochet stitch you should add to your repertoire.

What is the Treble Crochet Stitch?

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A treble crochet stitch is slightly taller than a double crochet. As a matter of fact, it is more or less the same as the double crochet stitch, but with an extra yarnover. So, if you are already familiar with the DC stitch, this should be an easy stitch to learn.

As the TC stitch is a rather longish stitch, it creates a looser fabric than the other basic crochet stitches. This is because there are longer openings between the stitches.

Treble Crochet in UK Patterns

In UK crochet patterns you will find this stitch referred to as a double treble crochet stitch. It is usually abbreviated as DTR.

However, be careful to check which crochet terms your pattern is using. In UK patterns, the treble crochet stitch (TR) is in fact the same as the US double crochet stitch (DC).

Confused?

We have an article that clearly explains the differences between US and UK crochet terms. You can check it out here: Crochet Terms: The Difference Between US vs UK Crochet Terms Explained.

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Treble Crochet

Before you can start making your first row in triple crochet, you will need to create a slip knot and a foundation chain.

If you are not already familiar with how to make these, you can find our step-by-step tutorials here:

Working Row 1 in Treble Crochet

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

Start by creating a slip knot.

2.

Chain 15 stitches (this is just an arbitrary number used for demo purposes).

3.

Wrap the yarn over the crochet hook twice by bringing it over the hook from back to front.

4.

Skip the first 4 chains below the crochet hook.

5.

Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the crochet hook. Ensure that you insert the hook through the center of the stitch (the V). Make sure the hook is under the back bar of the chain.

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

Yarn over (from back to front) and pull the yarn through, pulling up a loop. You should now have four loops on the working area of the crochet hook.

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

Bring the yarn over the hook, from back to front. Pull the yarn through the first two loops on the crochet hook.

Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 3: 15 crochet chain and 3 loops on a hook.
2.

You should now have three loops on the hook.

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

Make another yarnover and pull it through the next two loops on the crochet hook.

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

At this stage, there should be two loops left on the hook.

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

Bring the yarn over the hook one more time and pull it through the final two loops.

Treble Crochet Tutorial Step 5: 15 crochet chains, 1 loop and one completed treble crochet on a hook.
2.

You have now completed one treble crochet.

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

To finish the row, continue to work one treble crochet in each remaining chain across the row.

2.

Once you have worked each chain, count the number of stitches.

3.

You should now have 12 treble crochet stitches. You will need to count the first four chains you skipped at the beginning of the row as a treble crochet.

Working Row 2 in Treble Crochet

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

While keeping your crochet hook in the loop, turn your work counterclockwise. You can now start working your 2nd row.

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

Chain 4 to make a turning chain. By doing this, you will bring the yarn up to the correct height for the next row.

3.

The 4 chains in the turning chain counts as your first treble crochet on the row. Therefore, skip the first treble crochet in Row 1.

4.

Work your next TC into the second stitch in Row 1.

Row 2 Step 2
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 (i.e., bring the yarn over the hook from back to front).

2.

Insert the hook under the two loops of the second stitch in the row below.

Row 2 Step 3
Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 3: 4 chains and 4 loops on a hook.
1.

Make another yarnover. Draw the working yarn through the two loops and up into the working area of the hook.

2.

You should now have four loops on the crochet hook.

Row 2 Step 4
Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 4: 4 chains, 4 loops and a yarnover on a hook.
1.

Make one more yarnover and draw the yarn through the first two loops on the crochet hook.

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

There should now be three loops on the hook.

Row 2 Step 5
Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 5: 4 chains and 2 loops on a hook.
1.

Make yet another yarnover.  Pull the working yarn through the next two loops on the crochet hook. You should now have just two loops left on the hook.

Row 2 Step 6
Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 6: 4 chains and a treble crochet stitch on a hook.
1.

Bring the yarn over the hook one final time and pull it through the remaining two loops. You have now completed one more treble crochet.

Row 2 Step 7
Treble Crochet Tutorial Row 2 Step 7: 2 rows with 12 treble crochet stitches on a hook.
1.

Repeat steps #1 to #6 in each remaining stitch across the previous row.

2.

Once you get to the end of the row, make sure you work the last treble crochet into the top of the beginning chain from Row 1. You do this by inserting the crochet hook into the center of the V (and back bar) of the top of the fourth chain.

3.

Count your treble crochet stitches. You should have 12 including the turning chain at the beginning of the row.

4.

Continue repeating Row 2 until you have reached the desired height and fasten off.

Fastening Off

Once you have achieved the desired height, you’re going to need to fasten off.

1.
Once you have completed the last TC, cut the yarn. Make sure to leave a 6-inch (approx. 15.5 cm) tail.
2.
Draw your crochet hook straight up so you pull the cut yarn tail completely through the loop on the crochet hook.
3.
Pull the yarn tail tight.
4.
You will need to secure the yarn tail, so thread it onto a yarn needle.
5.
Weave back and forth through the stitches until the tail is secure.

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