Double Treble Crochet Stitch (dtr)

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.

Step by Step Instructions for the Double Treble Crochet Stitch

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.

Double Treble Crochet Beginner Tips

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.

  • Use a medium-size Hook such as an F, G, H (3.75 mm,4.25 mm, 5 mm.) hook.
  • Use worsted or bulky yarn (numbers 4 or 5 to make it easy to work and see what you are doing.)
  • Use a light-colored yarn to be able to observe each stitch.
  • Save your practice swatches as you may be able to work them into exciting projects down the road. If nothing else, label them and store them to help you remember just how far you have come in your crochet adventure.

Steps to Making the Double Treble Crochet Stitch

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)

  1. Yarn over three times.
  2. Insert hook into the second chain from the hook.
  3. Yarn over and draw up a loop (there should be 5 loops on your hook).
  4. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook (4 loops on hook).
  5. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook (3 loops on hook).
  6. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on hook).
  7. Yarn over and draw through the last two loops.
  8. Repeat steps one to seven for as long as the pattern calls for

Double Treble Crochet Stitch in Symbols

Make a Practice Swatch

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

Fasten off.

Pin for Future Reference

Double Treble Crochet Stitch Pin

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Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

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