Double Treble Crochet Stitch by Janice Jones |Last Updated 04-18-2023
Are you ready to learn a very tall stitch that is just as easy as it’s shorter cousins? It is very similar to the double and treble crochet stitch but requires you to yarn over three times before inserting your hook.
This stitch has two different names depending on what side of the pond you reside.
In the US, it is called a double treble crochet stitch (dtr)
In the UK, it is called a triple treble crochet stitch (tr tr)
In either case, it is created in the same manner.
This stitch is very similar to the treble crochet stitch. Still, you will be doing an extra yarn over (yo), and you will be adding an additional chain stitch to your turning chain.
Yarn over three times before inserting your hook into the indicated stitch
You will be making a total of 5 turning chains.
This is the next largest stitch after the treble crochet and is easy to do. I recommend that you practice a Double Treble crochet swatch before attempting to work it in a pattern.
Let's make a small patch using the treble crochet stitch (tr). I am using a 4.0 mm hook (US F) and worsted yarn, number 4, medium weight yarn for this practice. ( Red Heart Super Saver Yarn)
Step One: Foundation Chain: Chain 24. Turn
Row 1: Dtr in the sixth chain from hook. The first five chain stitches count as the first double treble crochet stitch of the row.
Double Treble crochet in the next chain and each chain to the end of the row. Turn. You should have 20 double treble crochet stitches.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dtr); dtr in second st and in each stitch to end of row. Turn.
Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2