(Multiple of 1 +3)
The Triple Crochet (TC) is constructed of three single crochets. What I mean by this is that you use the same series of loops that you would to make a single crochet, but you do it three times to make a triple crochet.
The triple crochet (tc) is used in lace patterns,edgings and clothing. In clothing I've made pretty shrugs and cover-ups for swim suits.
To make a triple crochet first chain your base row. The formula for the triple crochet base row is any multiple of 1 plus 3 loops for the turning chain.
Ok, so yarn over twice - this will put two loops on your hook. Then insert your hook in the forth chain from your hook and pull up a loop. (Remember that the forth chain from the hook does not include the loop on your hook.)
To make your first 'lock' you will yarn over and pull a loop of yarn through two of the loops on your hook. This will leave you wit the loop you just pulled (far left), one of the loops you originally added (middle) and your initial chain loop(right). You have just completed your first single crochet combination:
Repeat the above steps to make a row of triple crochets across. You'll note that the basic pattern for each stage of the triple crochet was to pull the yarn through two loops of yarn on your hook. For single crochet you do this once per stitch, for double you do it twice and for triple you repeat the pattern three times per stitch.
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