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How to Crochet: Basic Stitches

How to Crochet: Basic Stitches

 Lesson 4: How to Treble/Triple Crochet

You’re in the big leagues now!  The last stitch for this beginner series is the treble, or triple, crochet, and it is abbreviated in patterns with “tr”.  NOTE: This stitch is also called the triple crochet.  I’ve called it both triple and treble throughout the video since they are used interchangeably.

How to Crochet the Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch

This is the tallest of the stitches I’m going to cover and it’s an ideal stitch to incorporate into a design to create texture and height.  It’s rare to see the triple crochet stitch used as a standalone stitch, but if you want an open airy fabric it will do the job nicely.  Again, just like the half double crochet and the double crochet we are simply adding to the stitch to create a tall post.  You will see the treble crochet stitch used often in lacework since it’s height naturally lends itself to make eyelets or openings in the work.

Skills taught in this tutorial:

• Yarn over (yo) twice
• Treble (triple) crochet into foundation chain
• Work a turning chain (See the Crochet Turning Chain Chart for reference!)
• Treble (triple)  crochet into stitch
• Check your stitch count for accuracy by counting posts
• Fasten off and weave in tails


How to Crochet the Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch PIN Image

Watch the video below to learn how to crochet the Double Crochet stitch!

Video tutorial for LEFT-HANDERS!

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of the How to Crochet Video Series!  

Stay tuned for Part 2: How to Crochet Basic Stitch Patterns!


Friday 13th of November 2020

Nice video for beginners


Sunday 14th of June 2020

My grandma loves to crochet and I want to learn to. The only thing is that the videos use sound and I need captions.

heidi welply

Sunday 29th of March 2020

I’d like access to the beginner videos.

Carole Peterson

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

I love your videos. I took a beginners' class, so had some basics, but felt like a lot of the extra details were left out. So, although I could do the stitch, I was a little frustrated on what to try with them Do you recommend or offer any patterns for beginners??? Thanks again for offering these videos and sharing your knowledge! Carole Peterson

Loretta Kindsvater

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I have learned to crochet watching your videos my mom tryed to teach me years ago but she was right handed i was left handed just wanted to say thank you