Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial – Written & Video

Have you tried the treble crochet stitch? If you haven’t, you need to take a look at our tutorials right away!

We have both a step-by-step written tutorial and a video tutorial to help you learn this great stitch!

Keep reading to learn how to work the treble crochet stitch!

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The treble crochet stitch is similar to the double crochet stitch although it is taller because it is worked with an added yarn over. You will sometimes see if referred to as a triple crochet stitch and it is abbreviated often as “tr.”

Treble Crochet Stitch Written Instructions

Step 1: Crochet foundation chain of any length you like, for practice crochet at least 15.

Step 2: You will begin by working in the FIFTH chain stitch from your hook. Yarn over TWICE. Then insert your hook into the fifth chain stitch.

Step 3: YARN OVER and draw yarn through the chain stitch, bringing up a loop. You should have FOUR loops on your hook at this point.

Step 4: YARN OVER. Draw yarn through ONLY the FIRST two loops on your hook. You should have THREE loops on your hook now.

Step 5: YARN OVER again. Draw yarn through the NEXT TWO loops. You should now have TWO loops on your hook.

Step 6: YARN OVER. Draw your yarn through the last two loops on your hook, which should leave only ONE loop now.

You have completely ONE treble crochet stitch!

For more practice, continue working the treble crochet stitch across the row. Turn your work.

Step 1 (Row 2): After you’ve turned your work, you will make a turning chain by crocheting 4 chain stitches.

Step 2 (Row 2): Skip the FIRST stitch. Work a treble crochet in the next stitch and continue across the row.

There you have it!

Treble Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Patterns to Use the Treble Crochet Stitch

The treble crochet stitch is rarely used on its own, but combined with other basic stitches to create more advanced stitches.

It creates a looser fabric and is often worked as double treble crochet or triple treble crochet to create even longer, looser fabrics!

It works particularly well as post stitches and worked in front or back loop only.

The following more advanced stitches use the treble crochet stitch to create some really wonderful stitches, check them out!

Basket weave stitch looks really cool for sweaters, scarves and blankets!

Crochet Basket Weave Stitch
Crochet Basket Weave Blanket

Bobble stitch can be worked in treble crochet. Try this bobble stitch shawl pattern!

Bobble Stitch Crochet Shawl Pattern
Bobble Stitch Crochet Shawl Pattern

Cluster stitches can be worked in treble crochet.

Use treble crochet stitches to make crochet shell stitches.

Free Tutorial Crochet Shell Stitch

Puffs are similar to bobbles and are another great way to use the treble crochet stitch!

Cable work and Heirloom stitches also use the treble crochet stitch.

Treble Crochet Stitch

We hope you have enjoyed learning the treble crochet stitch!

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Happy crocheting with your new treble crochet stitch!