The treble crochet is a crochet stitch that creates lovely drape in crocheted pieces. And it’s a ton of fun to work up! I’m really delighted to share all my crochet know how and and passion with you here, and this is the third post in my how to crochet series. I hope some of you have tried your hand at crochet, or have been inspired to take up some sort of fibre craft because they are awesome hobbies and an amazing way to practice self care. I know I have talked about it before, but there is actual research out there that demonstrates that the repeative motions made when crocheting or knitting actually reduce stress.
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I have recently had to step back from my own crochet projects due to a bit of pregnancy tendonitis–who knew that was a thing?–but luckily the big projects for baby are done and I only have some finishing touches to put on one piece. However, I am working on a few pieces and ideas behind the scene that will make their way onto the blog in the coming months. I’m super excited to share this with you all, so please be sure to subscribe to my blog to stay in the loop.
A Little About This Tall Stitch
The treble crochet is sometimes referred to as the triple crochet, but honestly I’ve seen this but rarely in all my time crocheting. The reason is it called treble or triple is because it is three times as tall as the single crochet stitch. I most frequently run into this stitch in patterns that are lacy, or that use shell stitches. That is because this stitch is quite tall, so it lends itself well to creating lace like effects when combined with other stitches. I personally love creating this stitch, for me, it’s a fun stitch and I have used it to create scarves because the drape effect is quite stunning. It also creates a lovely popcorn like effect when paired next to a single crochet stitch, but this is not to be confused with a popcorn stitch.
How to Crochet the Treble Crochet
Crocheting the treble crochet stitch is no more difficult than the double crochet stitch. If you have mastered that, this will be easy. Crochet builds on the knowledge base and skill set you acquire when you first start crocheting, such as the chain stitch and single crochet, so never fear, you already have the ability to create this stitch.
Step One: To begin, chain about fifteen stitches. Then, yarn over twice, and insert your hook into the third chain from the hook.
Step Two: Draw up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook.
Step Three: Yarn over again and pull through another two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last two remaining loops.
Treble crochet completed! It really is as easy as that. I find this stitch a lot of fun to work up with all the yarn overs, and while this stitch might not always lend itself as well to certain projects or yarn fibres, it really is a wonderful stitch and is necessary to master if you really want to crochet a variety of projects and stitch patterns. And honestly, it’s not hard to treble crochet at all.
If you are looking for some easy beginner projects, you might want to check out my Ravelry shop. I have created some simple patterns that beginners can easily tackle. I even have some free patterns.
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