Welcome to Part 3 of my 'How To Crochet' series!
How are you getting on?
I hope the the last two blog posts have been helpful if you are learning to crochet with me, if you have missed them find Part 1 - How to Chain stitch, here and Part 2 - How to Double Crochet here...
For this part I am going to show you the most recognisable crochet stitch, treble stitch. It's a little more complicated than the double stitch but worth it as the result is a pretty, twisting stitch that grows quickly.
Start with a chain stitch and insert your hook into the last loop. Turn your work so the chain is in your left hand and the hook is in your right hand.
1. Wrap your yarn around the end of the hook, then pass the end of the hook into the third chain from the hook. You do this as the first three chain stitches count as your first treble.
2. Wrap yarn around again.
3. The pass through last loop on the hook.
This should leave three loops on your hook.
4. Wrap yarn around the end of the hook again and pass through the last two loops on the hook.
This should leave two loops left on the hook.
5. Finally wrap the hook around the yarn for the last time and pass through the final two loops on the hook to leave just one loop.
Repeat step one into the next chain stitch available then follow the steps to create more trebles working from right to left, until you have something that looks like this pattern.
Once you reach the end of the chain, turn your work and chain three before beginning working in trebles again. This chain of three acts as the first treble.
Check out my video for a slow mo step by step...
I hope this has been useful if your are learning to crochet, remember practice makes perfect so don't worry if you don't get the hang of it straight away. It took me a while to pic it up, especially in terms of the way I held my yarn as I found it a little 'fiddly' at first.
I am using the amazing Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and the Gang in this tutorial, check them out if you are looking for crocheting or knitting kits for all abilities.
Here a few pics of the hat I crocheted using treble stitch and the wool from Wool and the Gang...
Thanks again for reading,