A Stitching Melody: How to Triple Treble Crochet
Have you ever worked a triple treble crochet (trtr) stitch? The stitch has a lot of height, and we don’t get to work it very often, but it’s tons of fun when we do! Like a double crochet or a treble crochet, the triple treble crochet simply means we are increasing the amount of yarnovers before we insert the hook into the next stitch or space. If you’ve never worked this stitch, here is a simple breakdown. Try it out and practice a little!
Try out the triple treble crochet, step-by-step!
1. Yarn over 4 times.
2. Insert hook in next stitch or space.
3. Yarn over and pull up loop (6 loops on hook).
4. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops 5 times.
The triple treble crochet follows the patterns of simply increasing the number of yarnover wraps at the beginning of the stitch, and the number of times you pull through 2 loops at the end of the stitch. For example, in the United States, double crochet has 1 yarnover, treble crochet has 2 yarnovers, and double treble has 3 yarnovers, so it makes sense for the triple treble crochet to begin with 4 yarnovers.
The 4 yarnovers at the beginning if this stitch make it extra tall, so you can work up a large amount of crochet fabric very quickly using this stitch. If you’re excited to practice this stitch a little, we have the perfect project for you! Try Jane Howorth’s Mondaine Shawl, the cover project from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
This stitch looks especially lovely in the fanning shell pattern made with Manos del Uruguay Fino yarn (fairmountfibers.com). The height of the triple treble crochet stitches will make this a quick, fun project that is perfect for cuddling up this fall!
If you’re looking for other projects to practice long stitches, you might find these helpful. The Labyrinth Sweater from Crochet Winter 2017 features a front post double treble crochet (with 3 yarnovers to start the stitch). Also, the Time-Honored Sweater from Crochet Summer 2018 uses a front post quintuple crochet (with 5 yarnovers to start the stitch). Try each of these to see how you like working with extra-long stitches.
What are the most yarnovers you’ve ever tried while working a stitch in crochet? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured Image: Mondaine Shawl from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018. | Photo Credit: Harper Point Photography