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How to Make a Double Treble Stitch
From your Crochet Guide

The US double treble (also called double triple) is another basic stitch, the next step up in length from the treble. The abbreviation is dtr. It's used when a long stitch is needed within a crochet design.

Difficulty Level: Easy    Time Required: 5 minutes


Here's How:
  1. Yarn over hook three times, then insert hook into next stitch.
  2. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch (there are five loops on the hook).
  3. Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now four loops remaining on the hook).
  4. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now three loops remaining on the hook).
  5. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now two loops remaining on the hook).
  6. Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there is now one loop remaining.)
  7. This completes one double treble crochet.


Tips:

  1. At the end of a row of treble crochet, you would chain 5 to turn.
  2. The double treble is often used when crocheting in the remaining loop (loop made when a stitch is done in back loop only) of a stitch which is several rows below.
  3. The double treble is also often used when crocheting a front post or back post stitch around the post of a stitch which is several rows below. An example would be the double treble stitches I used in my Southwestern Potholder design (see link below).

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