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How to Treble Crochet -- Free Stitch Tutorial and Instructions

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Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

...and pull it through only 2 of the loops on your hook.

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

You'll end up with 3 loops left on the hook.

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

Wrap the yarn around your hook again...

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

...and pull it through the next 2 loops on the hook.

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

You'll be left with 2 loops still remaining on the crochet hook.

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

Wrap the yarn over the crochet hook again...

 

Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress
Treble Crochet Stitch in Progress -- Photo © Michael Solovay

...and pull it through the remaining two loops on your hook.

 

The Completed Treble Crochet Stitch
The Completed Treble Crochet Stitch -- Photo © Michael Solovay

Here's how the completed treble crochet stitch looks. Notice that you are down to having only one loop remaining on your hook -- your "active loop."

You'll keep repeating those steps, over and over again, to make one complete treble crochet stitch in each of the chain stitches in your starting chain.

A Row of Treble Crochet Stitches

One Complete Row of Treble Crochet Stitches
One Complete Row of Treble Crochet Stitches -- Photo © Michael Solovay

When you've crocheted across the entire row, here's how the completed row of treble crochet stitches might look.

Crochet Your Turning Chain

The Turning Chain Length for Treble Crochet Is 4 Stitches.
The Turning Chain Length for Treble Crochet Is 4 Stitches. Photo © Mike Solovay.

The next step is to work your turning chain. The turning chain for a treble crochet stitch is usually 4 stitches, meaning that you will work 4 chain stitches in between each of your rows of treble crochet stitch.

This number of chains isn't set in stone; it's simply a suggested number of chain stitches that works well for a majority of crocheters under ordinary circumstances. There might be plenty of reasons why you'd want to work a longer or shorter turning chain, and you should feel free to do so if you like.

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