Turning the Work
The next step is to work back across the row of treble crochet stitches, building your new row on top of the old row of stitches. To accomplish this goal, you'll have to turn your work over to the other side. It'll look something like the picture posted at left.
You'll work another treble crochet stitch into the top of the stitch you worked in the previous row. Wrap the yarn around the hook twice, insert your hook under both loops of the stitch underneath it in the previous row, wrap your yarn around again, pull it through, and then keep pulling loops through two at a time until your stitch is completed.
From here on out, you can just keep repeating those steps ad infinitum until the piece is as long as you want it to be.
When you are finished, end off by cutting the yarn (leaving a long tail for weaving ends in.) Then pull the cut tail of yarn through the active loop and give it a good tug. Then you can weave your ends in if you like.
At left, you can feast your eyes on a photo of the finished treble crochet stitch fabric. Keep in mind that there are zillions of other ways you can use treble crochet stitches; they are endlessly versatile!
Projects You Can Make With Treble Crochet Stitch
You can think of treble stitches in the same way you think of building blocks; feel free to use them in the same way that an architect would use building materials to create different structures. You can turn them into all kinds of interesting projects.
You can use treble crochet stitch to make these simple treble crochet fingerless gloves. They're nothing more than rectangles of treble crochet seamed together with openings for the thumb and fingers -- easy! This is a beginner-friendly pattern, and if you've never crocheted before I think you'll find this is a good starter pattern for practicing your treble crochet.
Treble stitches are crocheted into pretty scalloped shells in this two-color treble crochet shell stitch edging pattern.
The flower applique pictured at left is another example of a project you can make using treble crochets. The flower petals consist of treble crochet stitches and other basic stitches. This is a super easy project that you might like to use for practicing your treble crochet stitch.
My sample piece is worked in "Simply Cotton Worsted" yarn by Knitpicks. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite yarns. I've written a detailed project review of this yarn for your consideration if you'd like more information about this yarn.
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Compiled by James Walters and Sylvia Cosh
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