The treble (or triple) crochet stitch is a tall crochet stitch that’s taller than the double crochet. In this video, crochet expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work the treble crochet stitch.
Mary Beth begins by noting that while you’ll commonly see this stitch referred to as treble crochet, many older patterns refer to this stitch as triple crochet. It is typically abbreviated in crochet patterns as “tr.” Mary Beth is working the treble crochet stitches into the next stitch of her swatch, working under both legs of the V on the top of the stitch. She notes that a pattern will indicate where the double crochet stitch should be worked. To create the stitch, she follows these steps:
- Yarn over twice, from back to front
- Insert hook into stitch from front to back
- Yarn over and draw through a loop (4 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)
- Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop remains on hook, and the treble crochet stitch has been created)
Mary Beth repeats this process and works several more stitches in treble crochet. She notes that these stitches are commonly used in patterns that use post stitches or in lace patterns.
This video follows US crochet terminology.