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Going Treble!

How to Triple Crochet When Left-handed

So far in this series on crocheting for “lefties”, we have looked at the Single Crochet, the Double Crochet and the Half Double Crochet. Now, the time has come to the Triple Crochet!

The triple/treble crochet is referred to as TR in US patterns. In European patterns, you will find this particular stitch referred to as the Double Treble (DTR).

This is another basic essential stitch for you to use while you are learning crochet. This stitch isn’t used as much as the rest of the basic stitches but is still a fundamental stitch that is sometimes needed.

In learning how to triple/treble crochet you first need to yarn over your hook twice before placing the first stitch into the foundation chain.

After you yarn over twice, place the hook into the 5th chain from your hook. Yarn over the hook again and pull up a loop through the chain.

When you have pulled up a loop, you will have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over the hook again and draw the yarn through the first 2 loops on the hook. Repeat this two more times. This is how you triple/treble crochet.

This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to do the Triple Crochet.

If you are getting confused about the difference in crochet terms between British English and American English, here is a short overview:


In our next, and final, tutorial in this series on crocheting for the left-handed beginner, you will learn how to Slip Stitch.

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