DTr3Tog UK Tr3Tog US

Learn how to decrease your Double Treble (US Treble crochet) stitches with this easy to follow crochet stitch tutorial. Decreasing across 3 stitches is an important crochet technique to master if you are looking to create a zig zags or chevrons. It allows you to create different shapes in your crochet projects.

Dtr3tog tutorial uk

How to UK – DTr3Tog  US Tr3Tog | Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Decreasing across 3 stitches is usually used within a crochet pattern to create an angle or shape within your crochet project. If you’ve never use the stitch before, it might feel daunting, but just like decreasing across 2 stitches, the stitch will reduce your stitch count.

When you decrease 3 double treble crochet (US 3 treble crochet), within a pattern for shaping such as to create a chevron stitch pattern, you will find the stitch pattern asking you to 3DTr (work 3 double treble crochet into one stitch) to counter balance the stitch count.

The Double Treble crochet decrease is worked into the your previous row of stitches, across three neighbouring stitches. The DTr3Tog (UK) works those 3 stitches together, so there is only 1 stitch above the 3 stitches of the previous row. 

The process of decreasing 3 crochet stitches, is similar the way you would decrease across 2 stitches:

  • Start the 1st stitch
  • Leave it unfinished
  • Start the 2nd Stitch
  • Leave it unfinished
  • Start the 3rd stitch
  • Finish them together

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DTr3Tog UK tutorial

For this tutorial I used the following materials: 

You can use any yarn with the hook size as recommended on the yarn band.

How to Crochet the Double Treble Crochet 3 Together Stitch


US Term: Treble Crochet 3 Together

US Abbreviations:  Tr3Tog

UK Term: 3 Double Treble Crochet 3 Together

UK Abbreviation: DTr3Tog

Make a swatch of Double Treble crochet stitches to practice the stitch. You can follow this stitch tutorial to make your swatch.

DTr3Tog – Step 1:

  • Wrap yarn over hook twice
  • Insert your hook into the 1st of the 3 stitches to decrease across, as you would to crochet a normal Double Treble crochet (Treble crochet)
  • Yarn over the hook and bring up a loop (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through the 1st two loops (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook)
DTr3tog Tutorial

DTr3Tog – Step 2:

  • Wrap yarn around hook twice
  • Insert hook into next stitch.
  • Yarn over and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) 
DTr3Tog Tutorial

DTr3Tog – Step 3:

  • Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into next stitch
  • Yarn over and draw up a loop (6 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 1st 2 loops (5 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through remaining 4 loops to complete the decrease.
Double Treble Crochet 3 Togogether

Just like other decrease stitches, you just complete part of the stitches before beginning the next stitch and the stitch pattern you are following will advise how many stitches to decrease across.

If you’d like to use this stitch in a crochet pattern – check out my Springtime Cushion Cover

Dtr3tog tutorial uk

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