Tuesday, August 20

crochet 101 :: treble crochet

Crochet 101 is a series of crochet tutorials where I will teach you how to complete the basic stitches needed to crochet.

Hi :) 

So far, in Crochet 101, we have learned how to:

• Make a slip knot

• Chain stitch
• Slip stitch (part II)
Single crochet (part II)
Half double crochet (part II)
Double crochet (part II)


You have made it half way through this series! That, my friend, is a great accomplishment! You will be an expert in no time ;)

Let's keep going!

Lesson 11:
The treble crochet (also known as the triple crochet) is slightly taller than the double crochet stitch and creates longer openings between stitches, making the fabric very loose.

Let's get started!
You will need:
In this post, I show you where to look for what type of hook you will need for your yarn.

Step 1:
Make a slip knot.

Step 2:

Make a starting chain.
For this tutorial, we will make a starting chain of 13; 10 for the stitches, plus 3 extra chains for the turning chain. This will make a total of 11 stitches; 10 double crochets, plus the chain 3, which will count as 1 treble crochet stitch.

*PLEASE NOTE: Normally with the treble crochet stitch, you would chain 4 for the turning chain, but I prefer to just chain 3. You can choose to use the chain 4 turning chain method if you prefer, but this tutorial will show a chain 3 because that is how I crochet. 

*NOTE: If you are using the chain 4 method, you would make your starting chain 1 chain less than the number of stitches you want + 4. [Example: I want 11 stitches, so my starting chain will be 10, then I will add 4 more chains for my turning chain/first stitch (making to total chains 14).]
Step 3:
 We will be inserting our hook into the 4th chain from the hook (marked above with the purple circle).

*NOTE: If you are going to be using the chain 4 turning chain, you would be working your first stitch into the 5th chain from the hook.

 Yarn over once...

 ...and yarn over a second time. There will be 3 loops on your hook.

This extra yarn over is what makes this stitch so tall.

Step 4:
Insert your hook.

Step 5:
 Yarn over.

Step 6:
Pull through.

 You now have 4 loops on your hook

Step 7:
Yarn over. (5 loops on your hook.)

Step 8:
 Pull through 2 loops.

 3 loops on your hook.

Step 9:
Yarn over. (4 loops on your hook.)

Step 10:
 Pull through 2 loops.

 2 loops on your hook

Step 11:
 Yarn over. (3 loops on your hook.)

Step 12:
 Pull through last 2 loops.

 You have completed 1 treble crochet!

 Yarn over once. (2 loops on hook.)

 Yarn over twice. (3 loops on hook.)

 Insert hook into the next stitch.

 Yarn over.

 Pull through. (4 loops on hook.)

 Yarn over. (5 loops on hook.)

 Pull through 2 loops.

 3 loops on hook.

 Yarn over. (4 loops on hook.)

 Pull through 2 loops.

 2 loops on hook.

 Yarn over. (3 loops on hook.)

 Pull through last 2 loops on the hook...

...and you've completed 2 treble crochets!

With the chain 3 (or 4) at the beginning, there will be a total of 3 treble crochets (as shown in the picture above).

Repeat steps 3-12 across until you get to the end of the row.

 It should look like this when you have finished your first row of treble crochets. (11 stitches, including the chain 3 [or 4] at the beginning.)

Below is a video I made to show these steps in action. I have slowed the video down so that every step is seen. I have also added music to the video because I filmed this video with my phone and I have no idea how to mute the background while recording. Feel free to mute if piano is not your thing lol

Keep practicing your treble crochets! Tomorrow we will learn how to move on to the next row!

See you tomorrow friend!

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