Treble Crochet Free Instructions for How to Do Treble Crochet Stitch

The treble crochet is one of the basic crochet stitches you’ll need to know in order to make various crochet projects. The treble crochet is a tall stitch, but it isn’t the tallest; double treble crochet and triple treble crochet stitches are even taller than the treble crochet.


Basic Crochet Stitches and Terminology
Basic Crochet Stitches and Terminology

How to Do the Treble Crochet Stitch

  • Begin with an active loop on your hook. You could get an active loop by crocheting a starting chain, if you want to work in rows to create a piece of treble crochet fabric. Later, when you have more experience crocheting, you’ll be able to work your treble crochets directly into fabric — for example, you could crochet directly into the fabric of a dish towel or pillowcase. In that case, you would want to start by making a slip knot on your hook, which would serve as your active loop.
  • Wrap your yarn or thread around your hook twice.
  • Insert your hook into the spot you want to work your treble crochet. If you’re crocheting into a starting chain, you’ll usually want to work a treble crochet stitch into the 5th chain from your hook. If you’re working your treble crochet stitch into another stitch, you’ll usually want to work it through both loops of the stitch to make a standard treble crochet.
  • Grab the yarn with your hook and pull it through the work, without pulling it through the other loops quite yet. You’ll have 4 loops on your hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.
  • Grab the yarn with your hook and pull it through the closest two loops on your hook. You’ll have 3 loops left on your hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.
  • Grab the yarn with your hook and pull it through the closest two loops on your hook. You’ll have 2 loops left on your hook.
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.
  • Grab the yarn with your hook and pull it through the remaining two loops on your hook.
  • Your treble crochet stitch is now complete.

Projects for Practicing the Treble Crochet Stitch:

Would you like to get started on a treble crochet project? If so, try any of these patterns:


  • If you’ve never worked a treble crochet stitch before, these treble crochet wrist warmers are an ideal starter pattern.
  • Once you’re ready to try a slightly more complex pattern, this lacy shell stitch scarf is an interesting project that incorporates treble crochets. In this pattern, you work your treble crochet stitches in groups combined with chain stitches to form lacy shell stitches. It’s a pretty, feminine pattern that will work well into any lady’s fall/winter wardrobe.
  • Some of the flower petals on this three-dimensional sunflower granny square incorporate treble crochet stitches.
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