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A Double Treble Crochet is taller than a Treble Crochet stitch. This tutorial will teach you how to crochet the double treble crochet. It is abbreviated as DTR. You will also learn how to increase and decrease with the double crochet in this Photo and Video Tutorial.
If you have never crocheted any stitch before, be sure to check out my tutorial for some of the most basic crochet stitches known as the single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.
This is a very detailed tutorial and made for a beginner and therefore very easily understandable. Ideally, you would watch the video tutorial first (below) and then reference the picture tutorial to solidify your new gained knowledge. Be sure to practice this stitch a lot as most patterns use this stitch.
The Double Treble Crochet Tutorial is part of a “How to Crochet Beginner Guide Series”. You can find all of the Basic Crochet Stitches in my Basic Crochet 101 page.
How to Crochet a Double Treble Crochet
A full video tutorial can be found below as well, in case the picture tutorial is not as clear for you.
1. First, create a chain (abbreviated as CH) of the length that you wish or is needed for a specific crochet pattern. Now wrap your hook around your yarn three times as shown below.
2. Skip the first 4 chains (sometimes you might need to skip 5 chains for double crochets if the chains are counted as a stitch). Now insert your hook into the fifth chain from the hook, yarn over and pull thru the loop. Next, yarn over (abbreviated as YO) again.
3. Pull the loop through 2 loops on your hook and yarn over with your hook again.
4. Next, pull the just yarned over loop through 2 loops. Now, yarn over again.
5. Again, pull the just yarned over loop through 2 loops and yarn over again.
6. Finally, pull the last yarned over loop through the remaining last 2 loops. You now created your first double treble crochet stitch.
7. Next, by going into the next chain (no skipping of any chains), yarn over three times and then repeat steps 2 to 6. Below you can see I crocheted 4 double treble crochets. One double treble crochet into each chain.
How to Crochet a Double Treble Crochet Increase
1. In order to crochet a double treble crochet increase which is abbreviated as DTR INC, you will crochet two double treble crochets into the same chain (or stitch = st). Sometimes, you might have to crochet more than one stitch into the same chain (or stitch) which is then called a cluster.
How to Crochet a Double Treble Crochet Decrease
1. In order to crochet a double treble crochet decrease which is abbreviated as DTR DEC (or double treble crochet together = dtr tog) you will need to create unfinished double treble crochets into at least 2 chains (sometimes more, but a pattern would mention that). That means, you will wrap your yarn three times around your hook and then insert your hook into a chain or stitch and yarn over and pull a loop through. [Next, yarn over again and pull thru 2 loops] do this three times. Stop here now. You will have now 2 loops on your hook.
Now instead of finishing that double treble crochet, you will repeat that same process with the next chain or stitch (yarn over and then insert the hook, yarn over again and pull a loop through, [yarn over again and pull thru 2 loops] three times). You will now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over.
2. And then pull through all 3 loops. You can have created a double treble crochet decrease. You reduced the number of stitches from 2 to 1 when crocheting one decrease.
How to crochet the Double Treble Crochet – Video Tutorial
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