The treble crochet is not used quite as often as the single, half double, or double crochet stitch, however it is still useful to know as it is one of the tallest stitches vertically. It can create a unique look to your piece if you want larger spaces between each row, and can even be used strategically to make taller gaps like in the crochet bag above. Let’s get started on how to perform this stitch.
- Yarn of your choice
- Hook with an appropriate size for your yarn
- Stitch marker (optional)
Step 1: Begin by creating a foundation chain of the desired length. Insert your crochet hook into the fourth chain from the hook (counting the loop on the hook as the first chain) for a standard treble crochet.
Step 2: Yarn over the hook twice, wrapping the yarn around the hook from back to front. You should have three loops on your hook.
Step 3: Insert the hook into the stitch or chain where you want to place your treble crochet. This is typically the fourth chain from the hook in a standard treble crochet.
Step 4: Yarn over the hook, drawing the yarn through the stitch or chain. You should now have four loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over the hook again, drawing the yarn through the first two loops on the hook. You should have three loops remaining on the hook.
Step 6: Yarn over the hook once more, drawing the yarn through the next two loops on the hook. You should now have two loops left on the hook.
Step 7: Yarn over the hook for the final time, drawing the yarn through the last two loops on the hook. You should be left with a single loop on the hook.
Step 8: Repeat steps 2-7 for each subsequent treble crochet stitch, inserting the hook into the next stitch or chain.
Step 9: Continue working treble crochet stitches across the row until you reach the end.
Step 10: To start the next row, turn your work and create a chain of appropriate height for a treble crochet stitch (usually three chains).
Step 11: Insert your hook into the top of the first treble crochet stitch of the previous row.
Step 12: Repeat steps 2-7 for each treble crochet stitch in the new row.
Step 13: Repeat steps 10-12 for each subsequent row, always remembering to create a turning chain before starting a new row.
That’s it! You have successfully completed a treble crochet stitch. With practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful and intricate crochet projects using this stitch.