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Learn how to crochet with these Howcast tutorials featuring Andrea Lemire of Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
Hey, I'm Andrea Lemire, the education coordinator here at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. I'm going to show you some really cool techniques for beginning crochet, and hopefully, you'll have as much fun as I have with it. Okay, lets get started. So now we're going to do the triple or treble crochet they both mean the same thing. And the treble crochet is not used as often as the double, the half double, or the single just because it is so tall. It's going to look much taller than any stitch you've done before if this is not the first stitch you're trying. It's used mostly whenever you want an open effect in a piece because there's a lot of space between the triple crochets and so it gives you that open more lacey look. It's also going to be the best stitch to use if you really want to get that project done superfast, because it is so tall you know one row and you have like an inch and a half done already depending on the yarn you use. So let's go ahead and make the treble stitch now. And we do have to skip over a lot of chains to make the first one. So a total of four. So we're gonna count one, that's where that yarn is coming out of there, two, three, and four chains from the hook. So in the fifth chain is where I want to work for my first treble crochet. It begins with two yarn overs. That's a whole lot of yarn. And now I'm going under my fifth chain from the hook, and when I'm in that chain I'm yarning over and bringing it through the chain onto my hook. So now I have four loops on that hook and I'm working them off the hook in groups of two. We're gonna have three different ones so it's a three step process. The first yarn over and pull through two. You have three loops remaining. Yarn over and pull through another two. Now you have two loops. And yarn over and pull through the last two. So there's my first treble crochet. Let's make one more. I'm starting with two yarn overs. Go under my next chain. Yarn over. Bring it through the chain onto the hook. You have four loops. Yarn over. Pull through the first group of two. You have three. Yarn over. Pull through the second group of two. You have two. And yarn over and pull through the last group. And that's the treble or triple crochet. So work that across all of your chains until you get to the, , end of your row and then check out the turning video to see what happens next.