Thinking of leveling up your crochet game? Well, we might have the perfect stitch for you to step up – a triple crochet stitch or treble stitch. It is the next best beginner-friendly stitch to learn after you have learned the single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch.
Once you get the hang of the triple crochet stitch, it opens up the room for versatile crochet projects. You’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to crochet an entire blanket with a triple crochet stitch.
In this guide, we will take you through a tailor-made tutorial with the step-by-step process of how to triple-crochet a blanket as a beginner. In addition, we have shared some common tips for beginners to ensure you have a hassle-free experience.
Ready to crochet a new blanket? Grab the materials and pick your favorite corner to get started in this repetitive method of crocheting.
Guide to Simple Triple Crochet Blanket
A triple crochet stitch is similar to a single crochet and double crochet. It works on the same fundamentals. All you have to do is add a few more techniques. To simplify it further, triple crochet stitch is nothing but the taller version of what we see in single crochet and double crochet. It creates a lacy and open texture, perfect for blankets and shawls.
Once you have learned the stitch, the best project you can start experimenting on is a blanket. Like a single crochet blanket, a triple crochet blanket is also beginner-friendly. However, what sets a triple crochet blanket apart is that you can crochet in much less time than other stitches. So, if you are short on time and yet want to crochet something purposeful, you know what to crochet next, right?
Choosing the Right Materials for A Triple Crochet Blanket
Even if you are a beginner, by now, you know the first thing to do before any crochet project is to pick up the right material. Your choices will have a large impact on the outcome of your project. Plus, the right materials make your crocheting journey easy and hassle-free. As you gain experience in the crochet field, you will get to know what works best for you. But as of now, use our recommendations to get started:
Select the Right Yarn:
Whenever you pick yarn for a project, consider three things – weight, texture, and color. These three points can make or break any crochet project you try your hand at.
Although yarn comes in various weights, from delicate lace to chunky ones, as a beginner, we think the medium-weighted yarn is the most practical of all for usage, specifically for this triple crochet blanket project. Look for yarn skeins with “worsted” or “medium” labels and purchase accordingly. And when it comes to the texture of the yarn, opt for the smooth yarn if you want to showcase your stitches clearly. But if you want to work on some intricate details, then texture yarns are the best!
Finally, the last but extremely crucial point to remember while purchasing yarn is the color palette you want to work with. After all, it is what sets the tone of your project. If you are an absolute beginner, stick with fewer shades. This makes the crocheting process less overwhelming. That said, you always have the liberty to choose from a wide spectrum of colors. Just remember the vibe of your triple crochet blanket – for instance, if you want a classic vibe, pick some subtle neutral, or if you want a lively blanket, vibrant hues work the best!
Going for the Right hook:
Another thing without which you cannot start crocheting is the crochet hook. The right hook will complement your chosen yarn. Look at your label to check the recommended hook size. Often, it is labeled as a range.
So, for a start, what you can do is pick a hook from the middle of the stated range. Then, if you feel the stitches are a bit too tight, go up a size. And downsize if they are way too loose.
Also, take comfort into consideration. It plays a big part when you crochet projects like a triple crochet blanket. Check before if your grip is good on the handle, and it should not be too heavy as well because, in such projects, you might have to crochet for an extended time!
Step-By-Step Guide to Triple Crochet Blanket
Now it is the time that you have been waiting for – the “how to” triple crochet blanket tutorial. So, without any further ado, let’s spill all the beans about this crochet pattern:
Getting Started with The Foundation
To craft a beautiful triple crochet blanket, the first thing you have to do is form a foundation chain. A lot depends on this chain. It determines the width and starting point of every row. The key elements of the foundation chain are as follows:
Step 1: Slip Knot
This tiny step at first kick starts your crocheting journey. To form a foundation chain, first make a slip knot. Don’t know how to make one? Do not worry. It is the simplest part of crocheting. All you have to do is:
- Loop the yarn around your finger.
- Then, pull it through.
- Give it a gentle tug to secure it.
- After that, attach the slip knot to the crochet hook and create the foundation chain.
Step 2: Create The Foundation Chain
- Now yarn over the back to front.
- And pull through the loop to make the first chain.
- Repeat this process until you have enough chain stitches or the desired width for your tiple crochet blanket.
- Maintain the tension evenly to ensure the foundation chain is neither too tight nor too loose.
Equipping with the Triple Crochet Stitch
You cannot triple crochet a blanket without learning the triple crochet stitch, isn’t it? So, once you have the foundation chain ready, it is time to learn the primary stitch of this crochet.
Step 3: Start Making the Triple Crochet Stitches
- Add 4 more chains for turning chains.
- Then, identify the chain stitch where you want to place the triple crochet.
- Now, yarn over from back to front twice, unlike single and double crochet, where you have to yarn over only once.
- Insert it into that hook, for instance, the 5th stitch on the foundation chain.
- Yarn over again, this time from front to back.
- And pull through the stitch. You should now have four loops on the hook.
- Once again, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Now, there should be three loops remaining.
- Similarly, yarn over again and pull through the next two loops on the hook. This time, there will be two loops on the hook.
- Repeat the process and complete the stitch by yarning over one last time. And pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.
- With one loop remaining on the hook, the first triple crochet stitch is formed.
Execute Your Triple Crochet Blanket
With the foundation chain and triple crochet stitch in your hand, you can start creating the blanket as you want:
Step 4: Form The First Row
- Do a triple crochet stitch, as mentioned above, on the foundation chain.
- Then, try another one in the next stitch – yarn over twice and pull the yarn through the loops. Continue the step 2 until you have the second triple crochet stitch.
- Repeat the entire process to create triple crochets in every chain all the way across to the end of the first row.
- Once you reach the end of the first row – chain four stitches by yarning over and pulling that through the loop.
- Next, turn your work in the opposite direction.
Step 5: Continue to Build New Rows
- Chain four becomes the first triple crochet of the second row.
- Now, crochet the next triple crochet stitch in the following.
- Continue crocheting one triple crochet stitch until you reach the end of row two.
- Repeat row two until you have the desired length for the blanket.
Additional Tips for Beginners to Crochet a Triple Crochet Blanket
- Remember, trial and error is part and parcel of the crocheting journey. So, if you do not feel confident on the first go (which is normal), we suggest that you practice first on a smaller number of chain stitches and create a swatch of triple crochet stitches. Then, move on to create this warm and cozy triple crochet blanket!
- It is important to finish the crochet neatly. As you approach the end of your triple crochet blanket, weave in the loose yarns to achieve a polished look.
- Bind it off and add a border to your triple crochet blanket, creating a complete look.
- Add variety by incorporating colors and patterns into the triple crochet blanket. If new patterns overwhelm you, change the colors in corresponding rows for a better visual appearance.
- Use a stitch marker to avoid missing any stitches in between. It is a great tool and saves a ton of time from committing rookie mistakes.
Triple Crochet Blanket: Wrapping Up
With our breakdown of the entire triple crochet blanket, we hope you can create what you have desired. If you have read here, you know it is not very difficult to crochet a triple-crochet blanket. You can crochet it for yourself or even gift it to someone you love. No matter what you do, this crochet stitch is a great addition to your crochet skills.
Besides being a lightweight crochet design, you can combine it with other stitches. And if you are feeling adventurous, crochet blankets in some new patterns. Trust us, it will be a good experience!
By the way, do not forget to share your new crochet achievement with friends and family. And, of course, share some glimpses of your finished triple crochet blanket in the comments. We love to see them. In case of any further queries, feel free to ask us as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Triple Crochet Good for Blankets?
Of course, yes! Triple crochet stitch is one of the best for blankets. There are, in fact, many advantages to using triple crochet in blankets. The height triple croche lends to a blanket, which makes all the difference. It not only makes the work quicker but also adds a loose drape to the blanket. This further makes the blanket light and relaxed.
Does Triple Crochet Stitch Use More Yarn?
No, on the contrary, triple crochet stitch uses the least amount of yarn out of the standard stitches like double crochet. That is why triple crochet is another fantastic option to work with. Even with limited supplies of yarn, you will be able to curate quite a few crochet projects.