Triple Crochet Increase

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Duration: 3:30

The treble (or triple) crochet stitch is a tall and airy stitch. It’s commonly used in lace patterns and is the perfect stitch to incorporate into a crocheted lace edging. When working a pattern in treble crochet, sometimes a bit of shaping needs to happen. Increases and decreases are used in order to help a piece take shape. In this video, Corrina Ferguson focuses on increases and demonstrates how to work a treble crochet increase.

To work a treble crochet increase, Corrina 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)

 

  • Yarn over twice, from back to front and bring hook under both legs of the stitch originally worked into, 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 second treble crochet has been created; 1 stitch increased.

Corrina notes that once the first treble crochet is completed, it’s easy to see where to work to go back into the same stitch to increase because the space has become slightly larger due to the first stitch being created in it. As stitches are increased, the shape of the fabric will change and will begin to get wider.

This video follows US crochet terminology.