The Treble Crochet (tr) is one of the 5 basic crochet stitches (slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet) and the tallest of all 5! Because of its height, The Treble Crochet works up very quickly!
Basic Crochet Stitches (in order of height)
The Slip Stitch
I would recommend becoming comfortable with The Single Crochet and Double Crochet before learning The Treble Crochet. You can think of The Treble Crochet as an elongated double crochet. In fact, Double Treble Crochet is the UK term for this stitch.
The Treble Crochet would work well for projects where you are okay with having large gaps between stitches. The Treble Crochet is not a tight stitch, due to its height. I've seen it look great for market bags, open sweaters or cardigans, or paired with a bulky yarn for a quick and easy beginner throw.
The Treble Crochet (tr)
1. Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch.
2. Yarn over, pull through 1 loop
3. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops
4. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops
5. Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops
The Treble Crochet Stitch Pattern
Begin with any number of chains.
Row 1: Beginning in the 4th chain from hook, work 1 treble crochet (tr) in each chain across. Chain 4, turn.
Row 2: Work 1 treble crochet in each stitch across. Chain 4, turn.
Repeat row 2 until the project is your desired length.