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How to Triple Crochet Stitch

Vickie Howell

Crochet Maker 101

Vickie Howell

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8. How to Triple Crochet Stitch

Lesson Info

How to Triple Crochet Stitch

Now we're gonna work on the tallest of the stitches that we're gonna be learning in this course. This is the triple crochet. The abbreviation for this is TR. And again you can find all of the abbreviations as bonus material, through the course page. Alright so, Let's look at the swatch that I made first. So this is a bulky yarn already. But what I wanted you to see is that how tall the stitch is. So, because of that height and there's nothing that holds the two stitches together. There's also a relatively large open weave to it. That means that this is not necessarily the stitch to use for anything that you don't want held together. If you made a top out of this, highly suggest that you wear a tank-top underneath it. If you make a bag out of it, 100% you have to line it. If you use it for a pillow, I'd suggest using a decorative, fabric pillow underneath it and letting that peek through here. But you 100% will need something underneath it, encasing it. So this is really open weave. Wha...

t's cool about it though is that if you want something to floweyer. If you want something to be more drapey. This is a really good stitch to choose. You can do a... Thinner, lighter weight hook and use this triple crotchet stitch. And you can have something really sort of flowey. Or you can go big and chunky as I've done here. So we started as always with a foundation chain, which I've already created. And, so we need to work our first, triple crotchet stitch. Because it's a tall stitch, as I've mentioned. We are going to be working in the fifth chain from the hook. So, again we don't count the one that's on the hook. So, it's one, two, three, four, five. That's the fifth chain. For this one however, we wrap over not once, but twice. before we even insert the hook into the chain. So then we dive through. As always yarn over and pull through. And that gets us established over that place on the chain. And now we're going to go through, because this is the triple crotchet, we're going to be going through two loops, three times. So we're gonna yarn over. Go through two loops once. Twice. Three times. And now you've created... A stitch. And it's super tall. What's awesome about this stitch is that you get a ton of mileage. So if you wanted to make something like a blanket, you would finish it way fast. Compared to, if you were making a blanket out of single crochet, which would take forevs. But would arguably let less cold air through. So pick your poison. Alright so the next chain is right here. I've wrapped the yarn around my hook two times. I insert the hook. Yarn over, pull it through. So we've established over that next, position. And now we're gonna work through. Two loops. Three times. Yarning over twice. Go in the next chain. Pull it through. Three times. And you'll do that again all the way until you don't have anymore chains left. And you'll get what will look, a piece that'll look like this. This is one row. Look at how tall this is. You've barely had to work at all and look at that. You have this like good solid piece. It's pretty awesome. Kind of a slacker sometimes and I feel like. That's a lot of bang for your buck. Okay, so, remember I had that weird like, different floors of a building analogy that I used. This one I think is where you could really see it. So this is sort of the vaulted ceiling analogy of our building. You've gotta get really high to get to where you want to be. If I were to start a triple crotchet right here. In fact, you know what, I'm gonna do it. Let's say I didn't chain it all and I just did one right into the first stitch. What would happen? Is that. It kind of was sad. It's a sad droopy stitch. So it doesn't work. It doesn't give you want you want, at all. It doesn't give you the height at all. It just, And what would happen if you kept doing that, is that all of the fabric would bunch-in and onto itself. And it just would not look all that great. So what we have to do is we have to create that height. So that ladder. So we're climbing up. And that, for this stitch means four chains. So wait that's a lot of height, especially when you're using bulky yarn like this. So we've done that. That'll count as our first triple crochet. Also you might also see this stitch called treble crotchet. In the US at least, that means exactly the same thing. So triple, treble, it's still the TR abbreviation. Alright so we're gonna go to the next stitch, which is right here. We wrap the yarn around twice. Insert the hook. Yarn over. Pull through. Yarn over pull through two loops, three times. Go to the next one. One, two, three. Yarn over once, twice. Insert. Yarn over. Pull through. We're totally established now. Yarn over, pull through one, two, three. And again you'll just keep going until the end of the row. This is another fun stitch that will be good for a scarf. Especially if you use the chunky yarn. Really great for quick gifts. When it comes to, whether you're making a birthday gift, or for back at the holiday season later on. You can really turn out some scarves fast for gifts. So keep this in your sort of like, gift giving arsenal of skills. So, you got your triple crochet down. You've got single crochet, you've got double, you've got half double. Let's learn a couple more things.

Class Description

Crocheted works are sculptural, creative, practical, and functional – sometimes all at the same time! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet or have simply been intrigued by and about the process of crocheting, Crochet Maker 101 with Vickie Howell is the class for you.

This beginners’ introduction to crochet will give you the tools to tackle fun and useful projects like phone cozies, stitch sampler scarves, farmers market bags, and classic mesh plant holders. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose supplies and get inspired
  • Create the basic crochet stitches
  • Join a new ball or color to your project
  • Finish off a project, including fastening off and weaving in the ends
Vickie will teach you essential stitches like chain, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get your crochet on with Vickie Howell – and bring a soulful, creative, engaging practice into your life as you do.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Crochet Abbreviations

Market Bag Pattern

Phone Sleeve Pattern

Scarf Pattern

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Corrine Radergraham

Excellent presentation by the instructor. Clear, concise and perfect for a beginning crocheter. Informative tips and tricks. Vickie is a sparkler! Check out her knitting course too, it's equally well done.

Shyma Shukri

I loved this course!! Everything is clearly explained. Thank you Vickie💕

Lindsey Little

I'm completely new to crocheting and this class was extremely helpful. It was concise and thorough at the same time. I feel confident that I can complete the sample projects included in the course and I can't wait to get started!