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This is a free tutorial for the Tri Squares crochet stitch. The tutorial covers how to make the stitch in the round and flat. The tutorial contains photos and videos. This stitch uses front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) to create a block-like texture.
Don’t you just love a good stitch with an obvious name? Sometimes the name of a stitch can be confusing or hard to remember because it seemingly has nothing to do with what’s actually going on in the stitch. Not so for Tri Squares! As the name suggests, each square is made of three stitches, double crochets.
From a distance, it reminds me of a checkerboard pattern without needing all of the color changes. The reversing of the fbdc and bcdc also adds a cool 3-D effect.
If you love stitches with obvious names, this is the stitch for you! Please read below for the complete tutorial.
The Tri Squares stitch pattern is very pretty. Here you will learn how to crochet this stitch in
The first thing you will notice is that is uses the front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches. They are abbreviated as fpdc and bpdc, respectfully.
The only difference between the row and the round is that you slip stitch your last stitch to the first stitch when crocheting the Tri Squares stitch pattern in a round. In the row, on the other hand, you chain 2 and turn. The rest of the stitch pattern is exactly the same.
I use this amazing stitch pattern on my Purple Passion Project Purse. So many people gave me such a positive feedback on it, I just felt compelled to create this crochet stitch pattern tutorial for the Tri Squares stitch.
The main stitches that are used in this stitch pattern are post stitches to create this gorgeous texture. Be sure you know how to crochet front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) stitches in order to attempt this stitch pattern tutorial.
Photo Tutorial of the Tri Squares Stitch Pattern:
Step 1: You start out with a chain that has a multiple of 6 plus 2 (subtract the 2chains if you are going in rounds). Then, starting from the third chain of the hook, crochet 1 dc in each chain. Chain 2 and turn.
Step 2: Place 1 FPDC (front post double crochet) in the next 3 stitches.
Step 3: Next place 1 BPDC (back post double crochet) in the next 3 stitches.
Step 4: Now repeat steps 2 and 3 until the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.
Step 5: Now you will crochet the opposite stitch of what you see, no matter if you do this in rows or rounds. So if you see a FPDC, crochet a BPDC, and vise versa. So in the example below, you will crochet 1 BPDC in the next 3 stitches.
Step 6: Then you will crochet 1 FPDC in the next 3 stitches.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 till the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn and repeat steps 2 thru7 until you finished your project.
If you more of a visual learner, you can find my detailed video tutorial for the Tri Squares Stitch pattern below.
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Video Tutorial of the Tri Squares Stitch Pattern:
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