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Treble Stitches

Treble stitches are used when a long stitch is desired. An example of the double treble stitch used in combination with other stitches is found in my Southwestern Duo Potholder design.

In the potholder pattern, it is a double treble post stitch worked around the post of a stitch of the rows below, making necessary a long stitch.

Treble Stitch How-to's

Treble

Yarn over hook twice, then insert hook into next stitch.


Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - four loops on the hook.
Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (there are now three loops remaining on the hook),
yarn over hook and draw through two loops,
Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook.
(There is now one loop remaining.)
This completes one treble crochet.

At the end of a row of treble crochet, you would chain 4 to turn.


Double Treble

Yarn over hook three times, then insert hook into next stitch.


Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - five loops on the hook.
Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (there are now four loops remaining on the hook),
*yarn over hook and draw through two loops**, repeat * to ** twice more.
This completes one double treble crochet.

Triple Treble

Yarn over hook 4 times,
insert hook into next stitch and draw loop through - 6 loops on the hook.
*yarn over and draw through two loops**, repeat * to ** four more times.
This completes a triple treble.

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