2 rows of double treble crochet stitch

Learn to Crochet Series Part 5: Treble Crochet / Double Treble Stitch (Step by Step)

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This is part of a whole series dedicated to learn to crochet. You can see all the tutorials and articles here. If you are using US terms then this tutorial will show you treble crochet stitch and if you are using UK terms this tutorial will show you double treble crochet stitch. It is so confusing that we use different terms.

This stitch is a tall stitch and can help add a lacy effect to projects. If you only use this stitch you get a very open finish.

This article includes video tutorials for this stitch using both UK and US terms. Take your pick!

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So let’s get started!

You will need:

  • Yarn – use any that you have or have chosen for your project
  • Hook – correct size for chosen project (I use ergonomic hooks)
  • scissors

Video Tutorial for Treble Crochet (US Terms)

This video is also available on my YouTube channel.

Video Tutorial for Double Treble Crochet (UK Terms)

This video is also available on my YouTube channel.

Step 1: Produce your First Treble Crochet Stitch

Make your foundation chain as long as you want or as long as your pattern says. If you are unsure about your chain stitch then check out part 1 of this series here.

Wrap your yarn around the hook twice (yrh) and then insert the hook into the fifth chain from the hook. This will make your first stitch of your first row.

Wrap the yarn around the hook again(yrh) and draw it back through the chain stitch. You should now have 4 loops on the hook.

first steps of double treble crochet stitch

Wrap the yarn around the hook again (yrh) and draw it through the first 2 loops on the hook. This should leave 3 loops still on the hook.

second step of double treble crochet

Wrap the yarn around the hook (yrh) and draw it through the first 2 loops on the hook again. This should leave 2 loops on the hook.

third step in double treble crochet stitch

Wrap the yarn around the hook again (yrh) and draw it through the remaining 2 loops on the hook. You have now completed a treble crochet (double treble crochet) stitch.

fourth step of double treble crochet stitch

Working Rows of Treble Crochet

Continue along the foundation chain row doing a treble crochet (double treble) stitch into each chain. When you reach the end of the row turn your work and do 4 chain stitches. These are your turning chain.

second row of double treble crochet stitch

Skip the first stitch at the top of the first row and work your first treble crochet (double treble crochet) into the top of the second stitch. This is because the turning chain acts as the first stitch of the row.

Continue along the row doing one stitch into the top of each of the stitches in the first row. When you get to the end of the row you must work your last stitch into the top chain of the 4 chains of the turning chain of the row below as identified below.

end of row final stitch

You can then turn and carry on for the rest of your work. The finished work will be identical on the front and the back.

Remember that your turning chain counts as the first stitch. You must do the first double crochet (double treble crochet) stitch into the second stitch from the row below and you must do a stitch into the top chain of the turning chain at the end of the row.

You should be able to keep the same number of stitches in each row. If you are having any problems simply ask in the comments below and I will try to help you.

Crochet Tips

  • Practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if your first attempts aren’t flawless (they won’t be). Keep practicing, and you’ll soon find your rhythm and groove.
  • Tension is key! Aim for stitches that are consistent and not too loose or tight. Consistency is more important than a particular tension.
  • As a beginner count your stitches regularly. You don’t want to be losing any or gaining any!
  • Ergonomic crochet hooks are the key to being able to relax and enjoy crocheting for longer periods of time (in my opinion).
  • Most importantly, have fun! Crocheting should be a joyful and relaxing experience. So, grab your yarn and hook, unleash your creativity, and embrace the magic of the treble crochet stitch!

And next …

Maybe you came here just to learn this stitch or maybe you are learning to crochet. Either way you need to be on the lookout for projects that interest you and are within your current capability (or just beyond it).

A great starter project is wash cloths and I have a free pattern for these available for free by signing up to my newsletter here.

You could also try making small hearts that are great for attaching to parcels or cards. This pattern is also free on this website here. Or how about crocheting a rug. I made one using t-shirt yarn that I got from old t-shirts so it was completely free. The pattern is in the resource library if you sign up to my newsletter or it is available on this website to read.

All patterns are available in UK and US terms so suitable for all.

Whatever you are crocheting enjoy it and relax!

double treble crochet Pinterest pin

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