How to do a double treble (dtr) crochet stitch

Learn how to do the double treble crochet stitch with this easy photo tutorial. (Known as a treble if you’re in the USA). When I first started crocheting doubles and trebles seemed pretty common, but it was a while before I came across the double treble stitch. It’s a tall stitch so great for creating an open weave effect and once you get into a rhythm is quick and easy to work.

Double treble crochet (dtr) – UK terms
Treble crochet (tr) – US terms

In the tutorial below I have already worked a row of double crochet (dc), or single crochet in US terms, but you can work a dtr into the top of any stitch or straight into your starting chain.

Here’s how you do the dtr stitch:

To carry on from a foundation row chain 4 (as shown in photo below), or if you are working into a starting chain, work into the 5th chain from your hook.

  1. Wrap yarn around the hook twice:

2. Insert the hook into the stitch, wrap yarn around the hook and pull through the stitch – you will have four loops on your hook:

3. Wrap yarn around the hook and pull through the first two loops – you will now have three loops on your hook:

4. Wrap yarn around the hook and pull through the first two loops – you will now have two loops left on your hook:

5. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the final two loops to complete the stitch:

And you’ve created one double treble (dtr) crochet stitch! Continue to the end of your row, then turn your work, chain 4 as the first dtr, then carry on working the dtr stitch, as below:

I hope you find this useful. The double treble crochet stitch is used in my blossom infinity scarf pattern, take a look here. Let me know what you’re making with the double treble stitch.

Happy crocheting!

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