Triple Crochet / Treble Crochet
The Same Stitch

Triple Crochet (tc) / Treble Crochet (tr) is the last stitch in this 'beginners' series. No matter what you call it, it's the same stitch.

At age 14 I loved it because it was really fast to finish something, but quickly learned it wasn't so good for making fashion doll clothing. It's a beautiful lacy stitch that I don't think is used enough. When you advance into all those beautiful lacy patterns you'll find that this stitch is very much in demand. Aside of the lacy things it's used a lot for making shrugs, shawls, cowls, and quick afghans.

The free pattern that goes with this lesson is a beautiful, lacy scarf. You can just leave it lacy or, instead of 'changing' color you can 'weave' a second color into the crochet scarf making a very unique finished product. 

How To Triple Crochet (Treble Crochet)

One extra loop (yarn over) makes the whole difference. It is very close to Double Crochet, and just as easy.

For our example start with any 4 ply yarn and an I/9, 5.5mm Crochet Hook.

Chain (ch) 13 stitches.

You will start in the 4th stitch from the hook (you can review single crochet (sc) to see which one this is).


Yarn Over (yo) 2 times.


Insert your hook into the designated stitch location, yarn over (yo) and pull another loop through.


This will leave you with 4 loops on your hook.

Yarn over (yo) and pull a loop through the first 2 loops on your crochet hook.


That will leave you with 3 loops on your crochet hook.

Yarn over (yo) and pull a loop through the next 2 loops on your hook.


That will leave you with 2 loops on your crochet hook.

You guessed it - yarn over (yo) and pull a loop through the last 2 loops on the crochet hook.


All of that makes one stitch. You are now ready to do it again in the next stitch.

Here's The Basic Pattern

Yarn over (yo) 2 times, insert your crochet hook into the designated stitch of your work.

Yarn over (yo) and draw a loop through. You should have 4 loops on your crochet hook.

Yarn over (yo) and pull a loop through the first 2 loops on your crochet hook. You should have 3 loops left on your hook.

Yarn over (yo) and pull a loop through the next 2 loops on your crochet hook. You should have 2 loops left on your hook.

Yarn over (yo) again and pull a loop through the last 2 loops. You should have one loop left on your hook and you are done with the stitch.

Stitch Locations / Hook Placement

The stitch locations that are most used for triple crochet are the same as for double crochet. I'm including the double crochet pictures here so you can see them.

There are more, advanced, stitch locations. Those are talked about in Stitch Patterns.


This placement is at the top of the stitch and looks much like Single Crochet (sc).


This placement goes between two posts. You lose a little height, but it opens the stitches for a lacier look. 

Your Free Beginners Pattern

Weaving Color, Crochet Scarf

You can weave bits of colored cloth, treble crochet strips and weave them (like the picture), or leave the entire scarf open for a lacy, beautiful accessory.


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