Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to Treble Crochet


I have to admit that when I was all set to learn how to work the treble crochet stitch I was a little intimidated.   It seemed like it would be complicated.  Not the case though, it is kind of like the double crochet stitch but with a few extras.  It is sometimes called "triple crochet" and in patterns it is abbreviated "tr."

Let's zoom in and work a treble crochet together...

Begin by wrapping the yarn around the hook twice as shown below.  This is also called "yarn around hook" or yarn over"



Insert the hook into the stitch,



Yarn around hook again (just once this time),



and draw through.



Yarn around hook,



And draw it through the first two loops on your hook.  After you do that, it should look like the photo below.



Yarn over again,



Draw it through the first two loops on your hook.  It should now look like the photo below:



Now yarn around hook one last time and draw it through the remaining loops left on your hook,



And your finished stitch will look like this...all finished!



To perfect your stitches, make them again and again...this helps with accuracy and tension too!  Happy crocheting!



3 comments:

  1. good thing you put up pictures. that is a lot to remember.

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    1. I know, it does seem like a lot! When you do it several times though, it becomes like second nature! :) Happy crocheting!

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  2. Hi. I am so pleased I stumbled on your site. I have always wanted to learn to crochet properly, I can a little but now with your instructions I am off and running! My Great Grandmother was the last one in our family to crochet and her sight went before she could each me, I have also tried using so many different books but they have all been very difficult to follow so thanks so much for your easy instructions. I am so excited, thank you.

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