Welcome to Week Two of your Crochet for Beginners Course. This week we will be adding in a taller common crochet stitch: the treble crochet.
They work much in the same way as last week’s double crochet, but before you insert your hook, you yarn over. This results in there being 3 loops on your hook once you pull up a loop, instead of the 2 that would be on your hook for a double crochet.
This week we will add crocheting in the round into the mix, which means you can make granny squares - my personal favourite - and other signature motifs of the crochet world.
There are a few ways to start in the round, some easier to get your head around than others. A chain start is the simplest way, but can lead to a looser centre. The magic ring is your friend for bringing you close to a tighter start.
It can be a little fingers and thumbs, but once you crack it, you’ll understand the benefits.
Working in the round comes in a few formats: joined rounds and a continuous spiral. Both have a few applications, the main ones being squares for blankets and other projects, and amigurumi (there’s a whole other course in there!).
Working in the Round
Taking the next step into granny squares and working in circles.
Yarning over before you insert your hook, helps create a stitch twice the height of a double.
The smallest stitch with no additional yarn overs.
Square Five: Moss StitchMake Square Five
Alternate between Double and Treble Crochet stitches to create a bumpy material.
Square Six: Granny Stitch StripesMake Square Six
Use your colour change techinque from week one, and add your new Treble Crochet to it.
Square Seven: Classic Granny SquareMake Square Seven
My favourite thing. The classic granny square, maybe up of trios of trebles and chains to create a holey fabric.
Square Ten: Solid SquareMake Square Eight
Worked with trebles in the round to create a 'solid' square.