How to Treble Crochet and More

Note: If you are brand-new to crochet, we recommend first reading our Chain Stitch and Single and Double Crochet tutorial, in that order before starting this stitch. 

After gaining confidence with the single and double crochet stitch, the remainder of the basic stitches in the illustration below are incredibly simple. The Treble Crochet stitch is usually abbreviated as 'Tr' in pattern.

If you prefer video instructions to gifs, click the video below, scroll to 6:36 for the treble crochet stitch. 


Treble Crochet Stitch 

Step 1: Chain 4

/blogs/crocheting/how-to-chain-stitchThis means when you're working this stitch flat, you'll always chain 4 stitches before proceeding to the rest of the row, and this includes the foundation crochet chain stitch. If a pattern requires 16 chain stitches, you will chain 20 stitches, and insert the crochet hook into the 5th chain stitch from the hook.

Step 2: Yarn over twice, and insert hook into the next stitch

You'll find this stitch is incredibly similar to the double crochet stitch—the only difference is how tall this stitch is. The taller the stitch, the more yarn overs we'll do before inserting our hook into the next stitch.

Step 2: Pull working yarn through the first loop

There are now four loops left on the crochet hook

Step 3: Yarn over, and pull working yarn through next two loops on crochet hook

There are now three loops on the crochet hook. Repeat step three twice more, until there is one loop left on the crochet hook. The Treble Crochet is complete!
From here, the remainder of these stitches are intuitive. Once you know how many chain stitches are needed for each stitch at the beginning of the row, and how many yarn overs are needed before inserting your hook into a chain stitch or crochet stitch below, you know how to work these stitches. Follow the rules and table below as a reference when working these stitches in a crochet pattern.