The US treble is the next basic stitch (in length) after the double crochet. The abbreviation is tr. It's used when a long stitch is needed within a crochet design.
Time Required: 5 minutes to learn how to make this stitch
- Yarn over hook twice, then insert hook into next stitch.
- Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - (there are 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.
- The 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.
- The 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.