The US double treble crochet stitch (also called double triple) is another basic stitch, the next step up in height from the treble crochet stitch. The abbreviation for this crochet stitch is dtr. It is used when a long stitch is needed within a crochet design, allowing you to add interesting detail to a project or work up a large item quickly.
This article shows you the step-by-step "how to" for making the double treble crochet stitch and offers some additional tips to help you improve... your crochet skills as you learn this stitch.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step One: Yarn Over 3 Times
When you are ready to crochet a double treble crochet stitch, the first step is to yarn over the hook three times. (This is compared to the yarn over twice that you do for a treble crochet.)
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Two: Insert Hook
Insert the hook into the next stitch where you want to create the DTR. This is exactly what you would do to create a double crochet stitch or a treble crochet. You aren't doing anything new here - just making the stitch taller with that extra "yarn over" from step one.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Three: Yarn Over, Draw Through
Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch; there are now five loops on the hook.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Four: Yarn Over, Draw Through
Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops; there are now four loops remaining on the hook. You are just repeating step three here with fewer loops left on the hook each time.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Five: Yarn Over, Draw Through
Yarn over hook and draw through two loops; there are now three loops remaining on the hook.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Six: Keep Repeating Pattern
Keep repeating this pattern. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops; there are now two loops remaining on the hook.
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Double Treble Crochet Stitch Step Seven: Continue
Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook; there is now only one loop remaining, just like at the end of any other basic crochet stitch.
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Complete Double Treble Crochet Stitch
The seven steps shown above complete one double treble crochet stitch (DTR). Repeat steps one through seven across a row for an entire row of this tall stitch.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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3 Tips for Working Double Treble Crochet Stitches
Here are a few tips to be aware of:
- At the end of a row of treble crochet, you would chain 5 to turn.
- The double treble is often used when crocheting in the remaining loop (loop made when a stitch is done in back loop only) of a stitch which is several rows below.
- The double treble is also often used when crocheting a front post or back post stitch around the post of a stitch which is several rows below. An example would be the double treble stitches used in the Southwestern Potholder design.