If you have been trying out my posts, you will already have learnt how to do the most common crochet stitches, the UK double (US single), UK half treble (US half double) and UK treble (US double) and will be ready to try out some patterns.
However, there are two further taller stitches, UK double treble (US treble) and UK triple treble (US double treble) which I thought would be useful to take you through as they are often used in lace crochet.
So, here’s the first of the two, the UK double treble (US treble).
1. Make your foundation chain, then wrap your yarn around your hook twice.
2. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook.
3. Wrap your yarn around the hook again.
4. Draw the loop of yarn back through the chain – you should have 4 loops on your hook.
5. Wrap your yarn around the hook.
6. Draw the yarn back through the first 2 loops on your hook - you should have 3 loops left on your hook.
7. Wrap your yarn around the hook.
8. Again, draw the yarn back through the first 2 loops on your hook – you should have 2 loops left on your hook.
9. Wrap your yarn around the hook for the last time.
10. Draw the yarn back through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to give you 1 loop on your hook. Your stitch is complete!
11. Work one treble into each chain as above until you finish your row. As you will see the missed stitches on your foundation row bends up – and will counts as your first stitch.
12. At the end of the row, turn your work and make a 4 chain turning chain. Wrap the yarn around your hook twice and then pop it through the top chains of your 2nd stitch (where the pin in the pic is pointing).
13. Work your next treble into the top loops of the 2nd stitch of your new row. The last stitch is worked into top of your 4 chain turning row.
Check you work by counting up the number of pillars in each row. If you are after a square shape you should have the same number of pillars in each. If you are gaining stitches you may have worked into the same stitch twice, if you are loosing stitches you may of not worked your last stitch into the top of your previous turning chain.