How To Triple Treble Crochet Stitch (trtr)

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This crochet tutorial is going to teach you how to crochet the Triple Treble Crochet Stitch (trtr). 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 then you have the taller stitches, the quadruple treble crochet (qtr) and quintuple crochet stitch (quintr).

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

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The steps of the Triple Treble Crochet Stitch:

  1. Yarn over 4 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, 4 times.

Materials Needed

To crochet the triple treble crochet stitch you can use any crochet hook size (any mm) and yarn. If you’re following a crochet pattern, use the crochet hook and yarn suggested.

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Triple Treble Abbreviations

The triple treble crochet stitch is abbreviated trtr in crochet patterns.

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

Triple Treble Crochet UK vs US

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

The triple treble crochet stitch in this tutorial is based on US terminology, starting with 4 yarn overs. This is known as the quadruple treble crochet in UK terms.

In UK terms, the triple treble crochet is the same as the US double treble crochet, starting with 3 yarn overs.

Triple Treble Crochet Chart Symbol

The triple treble crochet stitch crochet chart symbol is simple and looks like a “T” with 4 lines across it representing the 4 yarn overs you do when you crochet a triple treble crochet.

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

Photo showing the trtr stitch chart symbol.

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Triple Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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

The steps of the trtr 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 (trtr) into the 7th chain from the crochet hook to start your project.

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How To Triple Treble Crochet Stitch

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

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Abbreviations

The triple treble crochet stitch is abbreviated trtr in crochet patterns.

Instructions

  • To start a row (or round) of double treble crochet, crochet 6 chain stitches.
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  • The start of the stitch is to yarn over (yo) 4 times 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 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 the last time 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 triple treble stitch.
    Repeat step 2-14 to crochet one more triple treble crochet stitch.
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Triple Treble Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Triple Treble Crochet Height and Turning Chain

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

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

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

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How To Crochet The Triple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rows

You can crochet trtr 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 triple treble crochet, you will repeat steps 2-14 to crochet triple 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 trtr stitches, chain six (ch-6) and work trtr stitches into all the trtr from the first row. If the chain 6 counts as a stitch according to the pattern, work the first trtr into the second to last stitch from previous row.

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

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

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How To Crochet The Triple Treble Crochet Stitch In Rounds

You can crochet trtr 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 triple treble crochet:

  1. Chain 6 and repeat steps 2-14 to crochet triple treble crochet stitches into every foundation chain.
  2. When you reach the end of the round, slip stitch into the 6th chain made at the beginning of the round.

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

Triple Treble Crochet Stitch FAQ

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

The main difference between a triple treble crochet and a double treble crochet is how many yarn overs the stitch starts with. The triple treble stitch starts with 4 yarn overs, while the double treble starts with 3.

Can you crochet the triple treble crochet stitch in the back loop or front loop only?

Yes, you can crochet the triple treble crochet in the front loop only or the back loop only. That is called the back loop triple treble crochet and the front loop triple treble crochet.

Crochet Patterns Using The Triple Treble Crochet Stitch

Here are some great crochet patterns featuring uses tall stitches like the triple treble stitch:

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