How To Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch (qtr)

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This crochet tutorial is going to teach you how to crochet the Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch (qtr). This is one of the basic crochet stitches classified as one of the tall crochet stitches.

It is taller than the double treble crochet stitch (dtr) and triple treble crochet (trtr), and smaller than the quintuple treble crochet (quin tr).

The crochet stitch is explained in a step-by-step photo and video tutorial. You will also find details about the quadruple treble crochet stitch abbreviation, chart symbol, turning chains and more!

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What is the Quadruple Treble Crochet

The quadruple treble crochet stitch is one of the tall basic crochet stitches. Crocheters often come across this stitch a few times or not at all during their crochet life, because it’s less common than the shorter stitches. As a beginner crocheter you often learn the short stitches first.

It consists of three yarn overs extra compared to the more used treble crochet stitch. It requires two extra yarn overs compared to the double treble crochet stitch, one yarn over extra compared to the triple treble crochet stitch, which are both also one of the tall basic crochet stitches.

It can be crocheted in just 4 simple steps.

The steps of the Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch:

  1. Yarn over 5 times.
  2. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the crochet hook.
  4. Repeat step 3, 5 times.

Materials Needed

To crochet the quadruple crochet stitch you can use any crochet hook size and yarn. If you’re following a crochet pattern, use the crochet hook and yarn suggested.

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Quadruple Treble Crochet Abbreviations

The quadruple treble crochet stitch is abbreviated qtr or quad tr in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Quadruple Treble Crochet UK vs US

It is important to note that there is a terminology difference between US terms and UK crochet terms.

The quadruple treble crochet stitch in this tutorial is based on US terminology, starting with 5 yarn overs. This is known as the quintuple treble crochet in UK terms.

In UK terms, the quadruple treble crochet is the same as the US triple treble crochet, starting with 4 yarn overs.

Quadruple Treble Crochet Chart Symbol

The quadruple treble stitch crochet chart symbol is simple and looks like a “T” with 5 lines across it representing the 5 yarn overs you do when you crochet a qtr.

It will be turned in the direction it will lay in your finished crochet work.

Photo showing the qtr stitch chart symbol.

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Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

In this photo tutorial (shown right handed) you will see how to crochet a quadruple treble crochet stitch and also work into a regular stitch.

The steps of the qtr stitch are the same if you crochet into a foundation chain instead of stitches.

Grab a crochet hook in your right hand, make a slip knot and crochet any chain count, work the first st (qtr) into the 8th chain from the crochet hook to start your project.

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How To Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch

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Learn how to crochet the quadruple treble stitch. The quadruple treble crochet stitch is one of the tall basic crochet stitches.
Cost $5
Total Time 20 minutes
Gauge Depends on what size yarn and crochet hook you use.
Sizes Depends on how many crochet stitches are crocheted.

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Abbreviations

The quadruple treble crochet stitch is abbreviated qtr or quad tr in crochet patterns.

Instructions

  • To start a row (or round) of double treble crochet, crochet 7 starting chain(s).
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  • Start the double treble crochet with 5 yarn overs from back to front.
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  • Insert crochet hook into next stitch or indicated stitch or chain space.
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  • Pull up a loop, you have 7 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 6 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 5 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 4 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 3 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 2 loops on the crochet hook.
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  • Yarn over from back to front.
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  • Pull the yarn through 2 loops on the crochet hook. You have now 1 loop on the crochet hook.
    You have now finished the first quadruple treble stitch.
    Repeat step 2-16 to crochet one more quadruple treble crochet stitch.
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Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Quadruple Treble Crochet Height and Turning Chain

Above you learned how to crochet quadruple treble crochet. However, when working in either rows or rounds, you may come across turning chains.

The turning chains are used to start rows or rounds.

The number of turning chains your crochet depends on the height of the crochet stitch.

For the quadruple treble stitch the most common number of turning chains is seven.

The crochet pattern you are following will specify if the turning chain counts as the first stitch (quadruple treble crochet) on the row or round.

Below you can see how the turning chains for the qtr may show up in a crochet chart pattern.

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How To Crochet The Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rows

You can crochet qtr stitches in rows, with as many number of stitches needed for your crochet projects.

In that case you will start your project with a row of foundation chain stitches.

Then to crochet your first row of quadruple treble crochet, you will repeat steps 2-16 to crochet quadruple treble crochet stitches into the next ch and every foundation chain until the end of the first row.

When you reach the end of the row, turn your work by flipping it to the other side, ready to work in the opposite direction over the stitches you most recently crocheted.

To start a second row of quadruple treble crochet stitches, chain seven (ch-7) and work quadruple treble crochet stitches into all the quadruple treble crochets from the first row. If the chain 7 counts as a stitch according to the pattern, work the first quadruple treble crochet into the second to last stitch from previous row.

Repeat row 2 to crochet the next row of these stitches as many times as needed for your pattern.

When working qtr in rows you can make crochet projects like scarves, afghans and so much more.

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How To Crochet The Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rounds

You can crochet qtr stitches in rounds.

In that case you start your project with a row of foundation chain stitches.

To work in rounds, you have to form a ring or a circle. To create a ring, slip stitch (sl st) into the first chain you make, make sure you don’t twist your chain stitches.

To crochet your first round of quadruple treble crochet:

  1. Chain 7 and repeat steps 2-16 to crochet quadruple treble crochet stitches into every foundation chain.
  2. When you reach the end of the round, slip stitch into the 7th chain made at the beginning of the round.

To start a new round of quadruple treble stitches, repeat steps 1 and 2 directly above.

Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch FAQ

What is the difference between a triple treble crochet and a quadruple treble crochet?

The main difference between a triple treble crochet and a quadruple treble crochet is how many yarn overs the stitch starts with. The triple treble crochet starts with 4 yarn overs, while the quadruple treble starts with 5.

Is there such a thing as a quadruple crochet?

Yes, there is such a thing as a quadruple crochet, or quadruple treble crochet. It is a stitch that is crocheted the same way as the shorter stitches, but starts with 5 yarn overs.

What comes after quadruple crochet?

The stitch taller than the quadruple treble crochet is quintuple treble crochet stitches.

Can you crochet the quadruple treble crochet in front loops and back loops?

Yes, you can crochet quadruple treble crochet in either front loops only or back loops only, making the front loop quadruple treble crochet and back loop quadruple treble crochet.

Crochet Patterns Using The Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch

Here are some amazing crochet patterns featuring uses tall stitches like the Quadruple Treble Crochet Stitch:

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