HOW TO: Crochet the “Double treble crochet stitch”



– a step-by-step picture & video guide

This stitch makes a really lovely loose feel to any crochet project. I know it as the “double treble crochet stitch”, but it may be known under many names. It is a vital part of some of my crochet patterns. The good thing is that the pattern is made almost only with treble crochet stitches. This makes it easy to learn.

As the name suggests you will make two treble crochet stitches in one. The stitch is also almost the same stitch as the “Double Double Crochet Stitch”, that is also used in many of my crochet patterns.

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how it is done. The pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, but now I will share a step by step picture guide with you. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using the “Double treble crochet stitch”!

 

Double treble crochet stitch – the STEP-BY-STEP picture guide:

1. How to start:

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Since the purpose of this post is to learn the stitch I suggest that you start by making a small test square:

1. Chain 12 stitches, turn.

2. Single Crochet along chain row, turn.

Then you are ready to start the “Double treble crochet stitch”!

(If you are uncertain about “Chains” check my “Beginners Guide to Crochet Part 1″ – and for “Single Crochet” the “Beginners Guide To Crochet Part 2″.)

2. Chain 3 stitches

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Chain 3 stitches.

3. Yarn over 2 x

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Yarn over from back to front 2 times.

4. Draw up a loop

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Draw up a “loop” from next stitch.

You now have 4 “loops” on the hook.

5. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

6. Work through 2 loops

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Pull yarn through 2 “loops” on hook.

You now have 3 “loops” on the hook.

7. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

8. Work through 2 loops

 

Pull yarn through 2 “loops” on the hook.

You now have 2 “loops” on the hook.

9. Yarn over 2 x

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Yarn over from back to front 2 times.

10. Draw up a loop from same stitch

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Draw up a loop from same stitch.

You now have 5 “loops” on hook.

11. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

12. Work through 2 loops

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Pull yarn through 2 “loops” on hook.

You now have 4 “loops” on the hook.

13. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

14. Work through 2 loops

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Pull yarn through 2 “loops”.

You now have 3 “loops” on the hook.

15. Yarn over

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Yarn over from back to front.

16. Work through 3 loops.

Pull yarn through all “loops” on hook.

You now have 1 “loop” on the hook.

You have finished a “Double treble crochet stitch”.

Repeat 3-16 until the end of the row.

Start the rows with chain 3.

 

Double treble crochet stitch – the written description:

Double treble crochet stitch:

DTCS= 2x yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, work through 2 loops, yarn over, work through 2 loops, 2x yarn over, draw up a loop from same stitch, yarn over, work through 2 loops, yarn over, work through 2 loops, yarn over work through 3 loops.

 

Double treble crochet stitch – video guide:

This shows how to crochet the “Double treble crochet stitch”.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

 

My crochet patterns that are using the “Double treble crochet stitch”:

Click on the picture to view the Crochet Pattern Descriptions.

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“The Summer Sweater”

“The Summer Cardigan”

“The Summer Cardigan”

“The Coelum Top”

“The Coelum Top”

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“The Sunglasses Pouch – with a button”

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“The iPhone Case” – with a button & elastic

 I hope you enjoy this crochet stitch!

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