Since I did a review on Annie’s Hook and Needle Club this week instead of a tutorial, I thought I would write an extra post this week. I have decided on a really fun stitch to work and one that is both easy to learn and execute, the Double Triple or Double Treble. Either pronunciation is correct.
The Double Triple is a tall crochet stitch, or what is sometimes known as a post stitch. This is a very loose and open looking stitch. You will see it used in lace patterns, (particularly doilies) filet meshes and motifs, etc.
Double Triple/Treble Crochet Tutorial
Row one :
begin with a row of chain stitches
step one: wrap your yarn over three times over your crochet hook. (pictured above)
Note: You only go into the six chain on the first stitch. For every stitch after you insert the hook into the next stitch to start the Double Triple Crochet.
step two: insert hook in the six chain on your crochet row. (pictured above)
step three: yarn over and pull through loop. (This will leave 5 loops on your crochet hook) (pictured above)
Note: Now everything is going to be done in groups of two’s.
step four: yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook. (This will leave 4 loops on your crochet hook) (pictured above)
step five: yarn over and pull through the next 2 loops on hook. (This will leave 3 loops on your crochet hooks) (pictured above)
step six: yarn over and pull through the next 2 stitches, (This will leave 2 loops on your crochet hook) (pictured above)
step seven: yarn over and pull through the last two loops on your hook. (This will leave 1 loop on your crochet hook) (pictured above)
Repeat across for a row of Double Triple Crochet
Note: You must turn your work to start the second row.
Second row: chain five (what is known as your turning chain), then skip first stitch (pictured above)
Note: A turning chain counts as your first stitch, this is why we skip the first stitch.
Repeat across (make sure you crochet the last stitch in the top of the turning chain at the end of each row.)
Note: When you go back to count your stitches, do not forget your turning chain as this counts as your first stitch.
This is the double triple/treble crochet, It is a fun and easy stitch to work. Let me know how you enjoy working it.
On a different note, this is your turn to share with me. I would love to see some pictures of your December projects that you were working on. If you would like to share, just click on my Facebook page (link on the left) and post on the Crochet with Passion Facebook page. This is an open invitation to everyone. I would love seeing the different items that people crochet.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.