How to Create a Triple Crochet Stitch

What is the Triple Crochet Stitch? 

How to create a triple crochet stitch

The triple crochet stitch is one of the tallest of the basic stitches. It works up quickly and leaves bigger openings between the stitches, producing a looser fabric. This stitch is often abbreviated as “tr”, and is often called the treble crochet stitch.

This tutorial will show you how to work the triple crochet stitch step-by-step.

What You’ll Need

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1 crochet hook – these aluminum ones are beginner friendly. 

1 Skein of yarn – Acrylic worsted weight yarn is the best option for beginner crocheters. 

Note:  I recommended using a medium weight yarn (DK or worsted) and either a 5.0mm or 5.5mm crochet hook if you are just starting out learning how to crochet.

How to Create the Triple Crochet Stitch

  1. Chain 14

    Create a slip knot and chain 14 stitches. This includes the starting chain of 10+4, with the 4 additional stitches counting as your first triple crochet.

    Chain 14

  2. Yarn Over the Hook twice 

    Yarn over (YO) your hook 2 times. This is similar to how you create a double crochet but with one additional YO. 

    Yarn over twice

  3. Insert Hook in the 5th Chain 

    Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, the stitches we are skipping will create the “height” needed for the triple crochet row. (For this tutorial we are not counting the turning chain as a stitch).

  4. Yarn Over and Pull Through Chain

    Once you have your hook through the 5th chain, yarn over and grab the yarn. Pull through the center of the chain stich, bringing the wrapped yarn through the stitch.

  5. Yarn Over and Pull Yarn Through the First 2 Loops

    Yarn over again and pull the yarn through the first two loops on your hook, this will leave 3 loops on your hook. 

    Pull up a loop

  6. Yarn Over and Pull Yarn Through the Next 2 Loops

    Yarn over once again and pull the yarn through the next two loops on the hook, this will leave 2 loops.

    Pull up a loop

  7. Yarn Over and Pull Yarn Through the Last 2 Loops

    Yarn over one last time and pull the yarn through the last two lops, completing the triple crochet stitch.

    Completed triple crochet

  8. Work a Triple Crochet in Each Stitch Across

    Continue to follow steps 2-7 until you reach the end of your row. This will leave you with a total of 10 triple crochet (this is not counting your turning chain as a triple crochet).

    Finished row 1

  9. Turning Chain

    Once you reach the end of the first row, turn your work and chain 4. Yarn over twice and insert your hook into the first stitch.

    Turning chain

  10. Complete steps 2-7 Until You Reach the End of Row 2

    At the end of this step, you will have 10 triple crochets complete for that row.

      End of Row 2


    For those who are more of a visual learner here is a popular YouTube video that shows you how to create a triple crochet stitch. 

    To learn how to crochet more basic stitches check out my tutorials here.

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