How to Crochet the Double Treble Stitch (dtr)
Post by Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence
Tall stitches like the double treble stitch (dtr) allow you to use the basic crochet skills you already know to create interesting new looks in your work. This stitch, also called a double triple, is similar to a treble crochet stitch but with one extra yarn over.
Yarn over the crochet hook three times.
Insert the crochet hook into the work where you want the stitch. If you are making the first double treble into your starting chain then insert the crochet hook into the sixth stitch; the first five stitches in the chain count as the first double treble stitch.
Yarn over and pull through the stitch, leaving five loops on the hook.
Yarn over and pull through the first two loops, leaving four loops on the hook.
Yarn over and pull through the first two loops, leaving three loops on the hook.
Yarn over and pull through the first two loops, leaving two loops on the hook.
Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops.
That’s your double treble crochet stitch. Repeat steps 1-7 across the row for a full row of double treble crochet stitches. If you want to create another row of these stitches then chain five (which counts as the first double treble) and turn your work and repeat steps 1-7.
Want to take it further? Learn how to do the double triple crochet cluster stitch.