How to Make a Triple Crochet

By Susan Brittain, Karen Manthey

The triple crochet (tr), also called a treble crochet, creates longer openings between the stitches. When you make triple crochet, it produces a very loose fabric.

1Do 15 chain stitches (ch 15).

This step creates a foundation chain.

2Chain 4 more stitches.

These stitches make up the turning chain.

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3Yarn over the hook (yo) 2 times and insert your hook in the fifth chain from the hook.

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4Yarn over the hook and gently pull the wrapped hook through the center of the chain stitch, carrying the wrapped yarn through the stitch.

You should have 4 loops on your hook.

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5Yarn over the hook and draw your yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook.

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6Yarn over the hook and draw your yarn through the next 2 loops on your hook.

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7Yarn over the hook and draw your yarn through the last 2 loops on your hook.

One triple crochet (tr) stitch is complete. You should have one loop remaining on your hook.

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8Yarn over twice and insert your hook in the next chain of the foundation chain.

This step finishes the row.

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9Work one triple crochet in each successive chain across the foundation chain.

You should have 16 triple crochet stitches in Row 1 (counting the turning chain as 1 triple crochet).

10Turn your work.

You must turn your work to start on Row 2.

11Chain 4 (ch 4) and yarn over your hook (yo) 2 times.

You make the chain stitches for the turning chain.

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12Skipping the first stitch of the row directly below the turning chain, insert your hook into the next stitch.

Skipping the first stitch keeps the number of stitches in each row consistent.

13Repeat the preceding steps in each of the next 14 triple crochet (tr) stitches.

Follow the steps from pulling the wrapped hook through the center of the chain stitch to drawing your yarn through the last two loops.

14Work 1 triple crochet in the top chain of the previous row’s turning chain.

You should have 16 triple crochet stitches in Row 2 (counting the turning chain as 1 triple crochet).