How to Crochet: Double Treble Crochet Stitch (dtr)

By Candace – 9 Comments

Double treble (dtr) stitches add a lot of height and are very airy, making them great for lace and openwork projects.

The basic instructions for a dtr are: yo (yarn over) 3 times, insert hook into the desired st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through two loops) 4 times.

Here’s a visual breakdown. You can hover over the pictures with your cursor to see the left hand view.

To start your double treble, yarn over three times. Your work should look like this:

Next, insert your hook into the next stitch.

Yarn over again.

Pull up a loop. There will be 5 loops on your hook.

Yarn over and pull your working yarn through two loops four times. The number of loops on your hook will go from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 each time.

You have now completed a double treble crochet stitch! Have question or need help? Feel free to leave a comment at below and I’ll help you out!

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  1. faith says:

    that is one awesome stitch I haven’t done that stitch in a while but once you get the hang of it. It’s smooth sailing from there.

  2. Olivia says:

    That is one long stitch! And I thought triple crochet was hard!
    P.S. I love the way you did your nails!

  3. Robin says:

    Just learned this stitch last week. Completing an afghan with this stitch. It is beautiful!!!

  4. Gramma Sarah says:

    Works great in scarves, table runners, lace borders on towels (I use size 10 crochet thread), etc. A great to get where you’re going….fast!

  5. Asprin says:

    How many do you need to chain before starting?

  6. […] the double treble just isn’t enough for you or your pattern, triple treble (trtr) stitches give you even more […]

  7. Debra Jernigan says:

    What am I doing wrong? After my stitch is made, there is a large loop between the stitches. What am I doing wrong?

  8. Ruth says:

    I LOVE that you have a left-handed view! You are appreciated! 🙂

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