How to Crochet a Triple Treble Stitch (TrTr)

Going beyond the basics with tall crochet stitches

There are so many unique things that you can do in crochet once you have mastered the basic stitches. Typically, we consider the basic stitches to be the single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet stitches. But you can use the exact same knowledge that you already have for these stitches to make even taller, ropier, more unique crochet stitches. 

The treble crochet stitch is taller than the double crochet stitch; the height is achieved with an extra yarn over at the beginning. Likewise,...MORE the double treble crochet stitch has one extra yarn over to become taller than the treble crochet stitch. And if you want to grow even taller still, you can yarn over again and get the stitch called the triple treble.

The triple treble crochet stitch, sometimes called the treble treble, is abbreviated TrTr. It is used when you really want long crochet stitches, and it looks especially great when worked in bulky yarn to create warm but openwork scarves and blankets. If you know how to crochet the basic stitches, you can easily learn how to crochet the triple treble.

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    Yarn Over Four Times

    Yarn Over Four Times, Triple Treble Crochet
    Yarn Over Four Times, Triple Treble Crochet. Kathryn Vercillo

    When you crochet a regular treble crochet stitch, you yarn over twice at the beginning of the process. If you yarn over three times, you get a double treble. So you need to yarn over four times to get the treble treble.

  • 02 of 10

    Insert Hook

    Insert Hook Into Chain
    Insert Hook Into Chain. Kathryn Vercillo

    Just like with all of your basic stitches, the next thing that you need to do is insert the hook into the place where you want to create the stitch.

    If this is the first triple treble of the project and you are working into the foundation chain then you will insert the hook into the sixth chain from hook.

    If you have just turned your work after a row and need to first creating a turning chain, your turning chain will have a height of five stitches.

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    Yarn Over

    Yarn Over
    Yarn Over. Kathryn Vercillo

    As with all of your basic stitches, you are now going to yarn over.

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    And Draw Through

    Triple Treble, 6 loops on hook
    Triple Treble, 6 loops on hook. Kathryn Vercillo

    Pull your "yarn over" through the loop where you inserted the hook. You will end this step with six loops on your crochet hook.

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    Yarn Over and Pull Through Two, Again and Again

    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Five Loops On Hook
    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Five Loops On Hook. Kathryn Vercillo

    Now you just need to complete the stitch. This is done by repeating "yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook" over and over. Each time there will be one less loop on the hook, until you draw through the final two loops on the hook, leaving only one loop on the hook.

    The photo that accompanies this step shows the first "yarn over and pull through 2", leaving you with five loops on the hook. We'll take a look at the subsequent steps:

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    (Repeat)

    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Four Loops On Hook
    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Four Loops On Hook. Kathryn Vercillo

    When you yarn over and draw through 2 again, you will have four loops left on the hook.

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    (Repeat)

    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Three Loops On Hook
    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Three Loops On Hook. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat and you will have three loops left on your crochet hook.

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    (Repeat)

    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Two Loops On Hook
    Yarn Over, Draw Through: Two Loops On Hook. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat and you will have two loops left on your crochet hook. 

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    Repeat to Complete the Stitch

    Triple Treble Crochet Stitches
    Triple Treble Crochet Stitches. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat one last time and there is only one loop left on your crochet hook. That means that you have completed your triple treble crochet stitch. 

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    Even Taller Basic Crochet Stitches

    Crochet Granny Skirt with Tall Stitches as Fringe
    Crochet Granny Skirt with Tall Stitches as Fringe. Kathryn Vercillo

    You now know all that you need to know to crochet triple treble stitches. You also know how to crochet the slightly shorter basic stitches of treble crochet or double treble crochet, by doing one less yarn over each. 

    Likewise, you can make slightly taller crochet stitches with more yarn overs at the beginning (in step one). If you yarn over five times then repeat the other steps as normal, you will get a quadruple treble crochet stitch. If you yarn over six times instead, you will get a...MORE quintuple crochet stitch.

    These very tall basic crochet stitches are not seen very often but they are really fun to add to your repertoire and can be great for design details. In fact, a row of them at the end of your crochet projects can add great funky fringe to any basic design!