How To Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch (quintr)

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This crochet tutorial is going to teach you how to crochet the Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch (quintr). 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), triple treble crochet (trtr) and quadruple treble crochet (qtr or quad tr).

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

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What is the Quintuple Treble Crochet

The quintuple 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.

It consists of four yarn overs extra compared to the more used treble crochet stitch. It requires three extra yarn overs compared to the double treble crochet stitch, two yarn overs extra compared to the triple treble crochet stitch and one yarn over extra compared to the quadruple treble crochet stitch (quadtr). These are all also tall crochet stitches.

There are even taller stitches you can crochet, the sextuple treble (sexttr), septuple treble (septtr), octuple treble (octtr) and nonuple treble (nontr). These are crocheted the same way, but require between 7 and 10 yarn overs.

The quin-tr can be crocheted in just 4 simple steps.

The steps of the Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch:

  1. Yarn over 6 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, 6 times.

Materials Needed

To crochet the quintuple treble crochet 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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Quintuple Treble Crochet Abbreviations

The quintuple treble crochet is abbreviated quintr or quin tr in crochet patterns.

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

Quintuple Treble Crochet UK vs US

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

The quintuple treble crochet stitch in this tutorial is based on US terminology, starting with 6 yarn overs. This is known as the sextuple treble crochet in UK terms.

In UK terms, the quintuple treble crochet is the same as the US quadruple treble crochet, starting with 5 yarn overs.

Quintuple Treble Crochet Chart Symbol

The quintuple treble crochet stitch crochet chart symbol is simple and looks like a “T” with 6 lines across it representing the 6 yarn overs you do when you crochet a quintuple treble crochet.

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

Photo showing the quintr stitch chart symbol.

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Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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

The steps of the quintr 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 chains, work the first st (quintr) into the 8th chain from the crochet hook to start your project.

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How To Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch

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Learn how to crochet the quintuple treble crochet stitch. This is one of the basic crochet stitches classified as one of the tall crochet stitches.
Cost $5
Total Time 20 minutes
Gauge Depends on what yarn and crochet hook you use.
Sizes Depends on how many crochet stitches you crochet.

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Abbreviations

The quintuple treble crochet is abbreviated quintr or quin tr in crochet patterns.

Instructions

  • To start a row (or round) of double treble crochet, chain 7 stitches.
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  • Start the double treble crochet with 6 yarn overs from back to front. On photo: The yarn wraps 6 times around the crochet hook.
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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 8 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 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 quintuple treble stitch.
    Repeat step 2-18 to crochet one more quintuple treble crochet stitch.
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Quintuple Treble Crochet Height and Turning Chain

Above you learned how to crochet quintuple 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 quintuple treble crochet stitch the most common number of turning chains is eight.

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

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

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How To Crochet The Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rows

You can crochet quintr 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 quintuple treble crochet, you will repeat steps 2-18 to crochet quintuple 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 quintr stitches, chain eight (ch-8) and work quintr crochet stitches into all the quintr from the first row. If the chain 8 counts as a stitch according to the pattern, work the first quintr 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 quintr in rows you can make crochet projects like scarves, shawls afghans, stitch patterns and so much more.

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How To Crochet The Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rounds

You can crochet quintr 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 quintuple treble crochet:

  1. Chain 8 and repeat steps 2-18 to crochet quintuple treble crochet stitches into every foundation chain.
  2. When you reach the end of the round, slip stitch into the 8th chain made at the beginning of the round.

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

Quintuple Treble Crochet Stitch FAQ

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

The main difference between a quintuple treble crochet and a quadruple treble crochet is how many yarn overs the stitch starts with. The quintuple treble crochet starts with 6 yarn overs, while the quadruple treble starts with 5.

Can you crochet quintuple treble crochet stitches through the front loops and back loops?

Yes, you can crochet quintuple treble crochet stitches through front loops and back loops. Instead of inserting the crochet hook into a stitch, insert it either into the front loop or back loop as indicated in the pattern.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

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With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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