Learning to treble crochet or commonly also referred to as the triple crochet stitch is one all beginners need to learn when starting crochet. Let’s make it easy to understand!
You’ll notice that double crochets are referred to as “tr” in patterns.
How to Crochet a Treble Crochet
Step 1) Start by chaining (ch) to your desired length.
Step 2) Wrap the yarn over the hook twice and insert it in the fifth chain back from the hook.
Step 3) Pull the yarn through the chain on the project and you should have four loops on your hook at this point (The original loop from the chain, plus three). Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through the first two loops on your hoop. There should be three loops remaining on your crochet hook.
Step 4) Wrap the yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Two loops will still be on the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook again and pull through the remaining two loops. You will have completed one treble crochet and one loop will remain on the hook. Repeat steps 1-4 for more treble crochets.
Remember: One loop should always remain on the hook when the stitch is finished!
Try a Small Project!
Get started on a crochet heart for beginners.
What to Learn Next
That was a lot of yarning over, wasn’t it? It is much easier to get it through those loops when your tension is right. Practice the treble crochet for a few rows and it will start to get easier. That is really it for the beginner stitches.
If you need a refresher on the single crochet, feel free to jump back to that. Instead, you might want to learn another useful stitch such as the invisible increase/decrease.