Are you ready to learn the triple crochet? I know you are!
Before I show you how to make this stitch, you will need to know how to make some chains.
I also suggest being familiar with the double crochet stitch. While that is not essential, I do think it will be helpful before moving on to the triple crochet.
The term “triple crochet” is used in patterns that are written in US terms. It may also be called the treble crochet.
However, please be aware that in UK terms, the treble crochet is the same as the double crochet in US terms. Therefore, be sure to check whether any patterns you use are using US or UK terms.
Below you will find both written and photo instructions for the triple crochet stitch. If you prefer to see a demonstration, please check out the video below.
Grab yourself some yarn and a hook in the correct, corresponding size. I suggest using worsted weight, acrylic yarn with an H 5.00mm hook. If you prefer using another yarn weight and hook size, that is absolutely fine as well.
You will also want to have some scissors handy. In addition, if you find that certain stitches, like the last one in a row, are difficult to locate, a stitch marker may be helpful to use as well.
Chains and Turning Chains
Make a number of chains to work into. You can make as many chains as you wish. Just keep track of how many you have so you can be sure you are keeping the correct stitch count.
With respect to turning chains, the triple crochet typically requires four turning chains. However, I prefer to use three turning chains.
My reason for this is that I feel it leaves a smaller gap at the beginning of my rows and therefore, leads to straighter edges on my work. If you prefer to make the standard four turning chains, that is totally fine and will not make any difference in this tutorial.
In any event, after chaining the length you want, add three or four turning chains as well. For example, if you want ten stitches, chain either thirteen or fourteen in total.
First Row of Triple Crochet Stitches
To begin your triple crochet stitch, yarn over twice (Image 1).
In case you are not familiar with the term “yarn over”, it means to wrap your working yarn around your hook. In this case, you would wrap the yarn around your hook two times.
Next, if you have made three turning chains, insert your hook into the fourth chain from your hook. If you have made four turning chains, you are looking for the fifth chain from your hook (Image 2).
Yarn over and pull through the chain (Image 3). This is called pulling up a loop. You will now have four loops on your hook.
Yarn over again (Image 4).
Pull through the first two loops on your hook. You will now have three loops on your hook (Image 5).
Yarn over again (Image 6). And pull through the next two loops on your hook. You will have two loops left on your hook (Image 7).
Yarn over one last time (Image 8) and pull through those last two loops.
Voila! You have completed a triple (or treble) crochet stitch (Image 9).
Complete these steps in every chain to finish your first row of triple crochets. Be sure to double check that you have the correct amount of stitches.
Second Row of Triple Crochet Stitches
To begin your second row, turn your work around so that you are looking at the wrong side of your work. Make your turning chains.
Insert your hook under both loops of the first stitch from the row below (Image 10). Yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have four loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Then yarn over again and pull through the next two loops on your hook.
Finally, yarn over one more time and pull through those last two loops on your hook. You have completed the first triple crochet stitch of your second row.
Repeat these steps in every stitch along the row (Image 11).
Congratulations, you now know how to triple crochet!
If you are having any difficulty, please do not throw in the towel. Keep practicing and you will have it down in no time.
If you have any questions or comments, please freel free to contact me.
Until next time, happy stitching!