Treble Crochet (tr)

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Think of the treble crochet stitch as being 2 yarn overs before starting the stitch.

Pattern Abbreviation: 



The photos below show an example of a treble crochet stitch being worked into a base chain. 

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 1


Step 1:  Yarn over hook (wrap yarn from back to front around the hook) twice just below hook opening. 


Treble Crochet (tr), Step 2


Step 2:   Keeping working yarn behind work, insert hook into the stitch  indicated by the instruction.  Yarn over to create a loop on the hook (wrap yarn around hook from back to front into hook opening).

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 3


Step 3:  Pull  loop on hook through so that there are now 4 loops on the hook.


TIP:  If working in a chain, it is helpful to keep tension on the chain with thumb and forefinger of your hand opposite the hook so that the hook slides through easily.

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 4


Step 4:  Bring yarn over hook again, from back to front so that yarn engages in hook opening.

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 5


Step 5:  Draw loop through two of the loops on the hook so that 3 loops remain on the hook. 

TIP:  Twist hook so that hook opening faces downwards when drawing through the two loops on the hook.

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 6


Step 6:  Yarn over again.

Treble Crochet (tr), Step 7


Step 7: Draw loop through two of the loops on the hook so that 2 loops remain on the hook.  Yarn over again.  



Treble Crochet (tr), Step 8

Step 8: Draw loop through remaining two loops on the hook so that only one loop remains on the hook.  This completes a treble crochet stitch.