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Crochet Photo Tutorial - How to UK treble crochet | US double crochet
The 3rd, and final, basic stitch of crochet is the Treble Crochet, abbreviated as tr, in UK terminology. It is known as Double Crochet (dc) in US terminology. Again, it is similar to the other 2 stitches, requiring just extra yarn overs, etc. Follow the simple step-by-step photo guide below. Once you have mastered this stitch you can now make almost anything! These 3 basic stitches are what all other stitches are made up of, so you can tackle anything now. You could make the bag pictured above from my FREE Starter Projects for Beginners Pattern. More information about hook sizes, yarn and the letter abbreviations you will be seeing, can be found on my Crochet Hints and Tips section.
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Step 14 - For row 2 (and every row thereafter), you need to ch 3 at the beginning of the row. For this, treat it like chaining the fch row - yo, pull yarn through loop on hook, yo, pull yarn through loop on hook, yo, pull through loop on hook, ch 3 is complete.
Step 1 - Tie a slip knot.
Step 2 - Crochet the required number of chains. If this is for practice, I suggest chaining 23. (You always crochet 3 ch more than the number of stitches you need).
Step 3 - Find the 4th chain from the hook. You will have the loop on the hook, then count 4 chs from there.
Step 7 - Pull yarn through the chain. You should be able to guide it through with the tip of the hook. This will give you 3 loops on your hook.
Step 6 - Yarn Over, or YO.
Step 8 - YO.
Step 9 - Pull yarn through 2 loops on the hook. You will now have 2 loops left on the hook.
Step 15 - Hold the work up in front of you. Locate the stitches you made on row 1. The holes you see will be where you need to put your hook through. Locate the 1st stitch on the right. Now repeat steps 4-11 for each stitch across row.
Now repeat steps 14 and 15 until you have completed the number of rows you need. If it is for practice, carry on until you have 24 rows. Then you need to fasten off. For this you cut your yarn approximately 10cm from your hook. Then, YO and pull the yarn all the way through until the end comes out of the loop and pull it gently to tighten it.
Well done! You can now Treble/Double Crochet.
Step 4 - Yarn over/YO.
Step 12 - In the next chain (the one to the left of the tr/dc you just completed), rep steps 4-11. Repeat this for every stitch until you get to the end of the chains. If you chained 23 to start with, you will end up with 20 tr/dc. Familiarise yourself with the look of how the stitches have formed. This will be you r first row complete!
Step 13 - Turn your work (see How to dc/sc steps 9 and 10 if you are not sure what this means).
Here is some inspiration of projects you can make now that you know how to Half Treble/Half Double Crochet:
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Step 5 - Put hook through ch.
Step 10 - YO.
Step 11 - Pull through 2 loops on hook. You should now have only 1 loop on the hook.