What is Treble Crochet?
The treble crochet stitch is a slightly more involved double crochet stitch – if you can double crochet, you can learn how to treble crochet. The triple crochet stitch follows the same general format of the double, only instead of yarning over once before you start your stitch, you will yarn over twice. This double yarn over to start will add height to your stitches (which leads to a quicker project!).
Grab your hook and some yarn and follow along. If you can work the double crochet stitch, you can easily learn how to treble crochet in 4 easy steps.
- Yarn over twice and insert the hook into the stitch next to the base of the chain.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have four loops on the hook.
- Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through the next two loops on the hook. You should have two loops on the hook.
- Yarn over and draw through the final two loops on the hook. You now know how to treble crochet!
Happy-Go-Lacy Crochet Shawl
Pattern by Red Heart Yarns
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 18” (45.5 cm) wide and 58” (147.5 cm) long
Gauge: 2 pattern repeats = 3½” (9 cm); 4 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Note: One pattern repeat consists of one fan and the following treble crochet
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole (70% wool superwash, 30% nylon; 213 yards [195 meters]/50 grams): #3930 Jellybeans (3 balls)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle
Shawl is worked in two halves. The first half begins at center of shawl and is worked to one end. The second half begins across the opposite side of the foundation chain and is worked to the other end.
Beginning at center of shawl, ch 64 loosely.
Row 1 (RS): (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in 7th ch from hook (first fan made), skip next 2 ch, tr in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch (fan made), skip next 2 ch, tr in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. (10 fans)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), *(2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 tr, tr in next tr (between fans); repeat from * across working last tr in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 29” (73.5 cm) from beginning, slightly stretched. Fasten off.
Row 1 (RS): With right side facing and working across opposite side of foundation ch, draw up a loop in ch at base of first tr, ch 4 (counts as first tr), *skip next 2 ch, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch (at base of fan in first half), skip next 2 ch, tr in next ch (at base of tr); repeat from * across. (10 fans)
Row 2: Work same as Row 2 of first half.
Repeat Row 2 until second half measures about the same as first half, slightly stretched. Fasten off.
Weave in ends and wet block to finished measurements.