The double treble crochet is a super tall crochet stitch often used in crochet lace. This stitch is taller than the treble crochet and is usually the tallest stitch used of the basic crochet stitches.
Today we are going to cover all aspects of double treble crochet, from common questions asked about the stitch to the different ways you will use these stitches, to common mistakes and more.
There is even a video tutorial to help you out, so get comfy, grab your yarn and hook and let’s get going! (Note that this tutorial is in US crochet terms)
Antomy of a Double Treble Stitch
The double treble is the tallest of the common crochet stitches. The shortest is the slip stitch, followed by single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet and finally the double treble stitch.
The turning chain for a double treble is a chain 5. In most all patterns, this turning chain will count as a stitch and you will skip the first stitch in the row or round (if you are working in rows or rounds and not in crochet lace or motifs).
What is the abbreviation for the double treble?
You will find this stitch abbreviated dtr. It is also called the double triple crochet stitch.
The symbol for this stitch is a very tall letter T with three hash marks.
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How to Work the Double Treble Crochet Stitch
Yarn of choice and appropriate sized crochet hook (check yarn label if you are unsure of hook size).
Yarn over three times (wrap yarn round hook 3 times).
Insert hook into indicated stitch, chain or space.
Yarn over and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook).
(Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) four times.
One double treble stitch made.
Double Triple Practice Swatch
Ch 22. This is your foundation chain.
Row 1: Dtr in the sixth chain from hook, dtr in each of the following chains; turn – 16 sts including the skipped chains as a stitch.
Row 2: Chain 5 (counts as the first dtr so skip the first st), dtr in each st across; turn.
Repeat row 2 for swatch.
Tips for Crocheting the Double Triple Crochet Stitch
You will not often see this stitch, except in lace patterns and sometimes as a post crochet stitch when working several rows below, but it is considered a basic crochet stitch.
It’s easy to let your loops get loose when working with this many loops, so keep an eye on your tension.
The turning chain is a chain 5, so when you begin a new row or round chain 5 to get up to the height of the stitches in the row.
When working into your foundation chain, work in the sixth chain from the crochet hook, and these skipped chains count as a dtr stitch.
Common Questions about the Double Treble Crochet Stitch
In UK crochet terminology, this stitch is called a Triple Treble Crochet Stitch. In either US or UK terms, this is a tall stitch that is a basic stitch in crochet.
Yarn over 3 times, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through two loops on hook) 4 times.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tutorial for the Double Treble Crochet Stitch!