The 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:
- A photo summary of how to make the half treble
- Download the printable photo tutorial on making half trebles
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.
Put your working yarn around your hook
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.
Yarn around the hook once more
Pull the yarn through only the loop of your foundation chain. This will leave you with three loops on your hook.
Yarn around your hook then pull through all three loops on your hook.
You have completed one half treble!
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.
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