What is the difference between double treble crochet UK and treble crochet UK?
The double treble crochet stitch (also known as the double triple crochet) is worked in a very similar way to the treble crochet (tr) with one difference.
The main difference between the two stitches is the number of times you wrap the yarn around the hook before making the stitch. For a treble crochet stitch, you wrap the yarn around the hook once before inserting the hook into the stitch you're working into. Then, you yarn over again and pull the yarn through two loops on the hook twice to complete the stitch.
For a double treble crochet stitch, you wrap the yarn around the hook twice before inserting the hook into the stitch. Then, you yarn over again and pull the yarn through two loops on the hook three times to complete the stitch.
What does double treble crochet UK mean?
What is a dtr in crochet? The terms can confuse beginners when they start learning to crochet. Crochet terms differ depending on whether the designers use US or UK (Australian designers will use UK terms).
In the UK, the double treble crochet stitch is the same as the US triple treble crochet stitch (trtr).
Both stitches involve wrapping the yarn around the hook three times and creating four loops on the hook before completing the stitch.
How to double treble crochet in Australia
Make a foundation chain. Skip 4ch *yarn round hook twice, and insert the hook under the top loop of the next chain.
Yarn round hook, pull the yarn through the ch loop only (four loops on hook).
Yarn round hook and pull the yarn through two loops only (three loops on hook). Yarn round hook and pull the yarn through two loops only (two loops on hook).
Yarn round hook and pull the yarn through the remaining two loops. Repeat from * to make more double treble crochet stitches.
To make the next row of double treble crochet, turn work and chain 4. This turning chain counts as the first dtr in a new row. Skip the first stitch at the base of the turning chain, work 1dtr under the top two loops of the second stitch in the previous row; continue to the end of the row.
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