Crochet technique – Double, treble or quadruple crochets ? A simple visual tip

Filed under: Crochet,Tutorial — February 4, 2015 @ 6:14 pm

In my designs I like to use one of the coolest features of crochet: the ability to work stitches of different heights in the same row, to add shaping for instance..
Echelle

But sometimes it’s not so easy to remember which is which.
I once read this super easy tip to memorize it (US crochet terms):

 

 

easy visual tip for dc, tr and quadruple crochet

To make a DOUBLE crochet (dc), you have TWO loops on hook = 1 yarn over (yo) + working loop from previous st

To make a TREBLE crochet (tr), you have THREE loops on hook = 2 yarn overs (2 yo) + working loop from previous st

To make a QUADRUPLE crochet, you have FOUR loops on hook = 3 yarn overs (3 yo) + working loop from previous st
treble crochet

As a reminder, here’s a quick visual tutorial on how to make a TREBLE crochet: you may pause at any time by clicking on a picture

  • 1 - Start with a double yarn over (wrap yarn twice around hook). You have a total of 3 loops on hook.

1 – Start with a double yarn over (wrap yarn twice around hook). You have a total of 3 loops on hook.
2 – insert hook in next st,
3 – yarn over and pull through 1 loop ( 4 loops on hook)
4 – yarn over
5 – Pull through 2 loops ( 3 loops remain on hook)
6 – yarn over and pull through 2 loops
7 – 2 loops now remain on hook
8 – Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops.
9 – Treble crochet is finished. Repeat from step 1 to make another Treble.

To make a QUADRUPLE crochet, it’s basically the same, except you start with a triple yarn over (wrap yarn around hook 3 times), and repeat steps 4-5 once more (number of remaining sts being different obviously).

Hoping this will help :-)

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