|4) Repeat steps 2-3 twice. You should now have 4 loops on your hook: 3 tall loops, and 1 working loop.
||5) Gently grasp the working yarn near the base of the loops…
||6) Yarn over, and gently draw through all loops on hook. Don't let go of that yarn strand yet….
|7) Insert hook into space between strand you are holding and base of the loops….
||8) Yarn over, and draw through both loops on hook to close the triplet stitch. (You can let go of the strand now.)
9) Chain 1 to lock the stitch. (This also keeps your stitch count even. Since each Triplets Stitch occupies 3 stitches of the row below, it needs to be 3 stitches wide at the top.)