Everything old is new again…or at least a little new.
For over a quarter of a century (wow, does that make me sound really old?!), I have been a crocheter…okay, technically a person who crochets is called a hooker, but let’s not go there…
My grandma taught me how to crochet (which I talked about in a previous post HERE) when I was about 6 or 7. The great thing about crocheting is that you can make some pretty fancy projects even if you only know 2-3 stitches. I’ve made so many things out of single crochets, half-double crochets, double crochets, treble crochets, popcorn stitches…and various combinations of more and more stitches. I’ve made afghans, hats, scarves, pot holders, towel holders, baby blankets, door stops… So, when I find a project that incorporates something new, it’s always a fun challenge.
I recently found an afghan on Pinterest (HERE) that uses a stitch called the double treble crochet (dtr). I don’t remember ever doing this stitch – and it’s not really too hard. Here’s how to do a dtr:
- Yarn over your hook three times, then insert hook into next stitch.
- Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch (there will be five loops on the hook)
- Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now four loops left on the hook).
- Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now three loops left on the hook).
- Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now two loops left on the hook).
- Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there is now one loop left.)
- Ta-da!! You did a double treble crochet!
The stitch is a little time consuming especially because the pattern I’m doing has you do stitches both in front of and behind the dtr, but I think it’s looking pretty cool so far. I wonder how long it will take me to finish the afghan! Here’s hoping it’s done before winter is over!