How to double treble crochet (dtr)

Published on 10 April 2019 1 min read

The tall and short of it is, once you’ve mastered your double and treble crochet, you may fancy exploring a crochet stitch that can reach greater heights! The double treble crochet (or treble crochet as it's known in US terminology, abbreviated as tr) is your next stitch to master.

Tall and lofty, the double treble (dtr) crochet stitch is created using a double yarn over when you begin, which will produce four loops on your crochet hook. Pull your yarn through two loops at a time, three times to complete your stitch.

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Tilda Shawl

By Linda Skuja

What is the double treble crochet stitch?

The double treble crochet stitch is one stitch taller than a treble crochet. Because it’s a taller stitch, it has a more dexterous and agile quality that can be moulded into all kinds of pretty shapes and designs, from crocheted flowers to statement lace garments. It looks fabulous in summer shawls, beach bags and accessories.

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Nalu Sweater

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How to double treble crochet (dtr)

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Step one: Take your yarn and wrap around your crochet hook twice.

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Step two: Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch.

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Step three: Pull the yarn through the stitch. You should now have four loops on your crochet hook.

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Step four: Yarn over again, and pull your hook through two loops. You should now have three loops on your crochet hook.

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Step five: yarn over, and pull your hook through two loops. You should now have two loops on your crochet hook.

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Step six: Yarn over, and pull through the last two loops.

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