Making a half treble

Crochet decrease used to make pennantsThe half treble (UK terms) is called a half double crochet in the US. The abbreviations are htr for half treble and hdc for half double crochet. I used this stitch to make my crochet pennant flower bunting and often use it in projects… It gives a dense but flexible fabric and has a great texture…

This stitch comes half way between:

  • a double crochet (dc) and a treble (tr) [UK terms]
  • a single crochet (sc) and a double crochet (dc) [US terms]

A detailed photo tutorial follows. You can also go for quick reference to:

Making a half treble in a foundation chain

I’m using Deramores own brand Studio DK in Topaz in this tutorial. Working from the end of your foundation chain, you need to leave 2 chains as turning chains.

Your first stitch is therefore going into the third chain from the hook.

Step 1

Put your working yarn around your hook

Step 1 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain

Step 2

Insert your hook into the top loop of the third chain from the hook. This leaves two loops at the base of your first row.

Step 2 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain - free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

Step 3

Yarn around the hook once more

Step 3 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

Step 4

Pull the yarn through only the loop of your foundation chain. This will leave you with three loops on your hook.

Step 4 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

Step 5 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

Step 5

Yarn around your hook then pull through all three loops on your hook.

Step 6 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

Step 7 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

You have completed one half treble!

Step 8 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

When you are working your first row into a foundation chain the half treble you have just finished will seem to pull the loop of the chain up. Don’t be concerned because this gap disappears as you work, leaving a neat and even edge.

Step 9 making a half treble (htr) in the foundation chain Free tutorial crafternoontreats.com

 

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