Welcome to Week Three of your Crochet for Beginners Course. This week we will be adding in a couple more crochet stitches called the half-treble and double-treble crochet.

They work much in the same way as last week’s treble crochet, but there is a slightly different combination of yarn over and pulling through. With the half-treble, when left with 3 loops on your hook after pulling up a loop you will pull through all 3.

The double-treble crochet your is worked similarly to the treble, only you yarn over twice before you go into your stitch. More on those shortly. 

There aren’t many new techniques this week, we are adding in increases and decreases to hep add shaping to your squares. This, put simply, means doing 2 or more stitches into the same space. To decrease, you join 2 stitches together. 

  • Increasing

    Increasing in crochet is super straightforward, it simply requires you to do 2 or more stitches into the same space. 

  • Decreasing

    Decreasing in crochet means to simply join two stitches together.

  • Half-Treble Crochet

    Yarning over before you insert your hook, helps create a stitch between a double and a treble.

  • Double-Treble Crochet

    Yarning over twice before you insert your hook creates a stitch taller than a treble.