Crochet Half Treble Crochet Stitches

Half Treble Crochet Stitches contain to the group of crochet stitches, which are crocheted with a yarn over loop, like treble crochet stitches and double treble crochet stitches. Half Treble Crochet stitches are the densest crochet stitches of this group and are very often used to crochet  hats. Here I will show you how to crochet half treble crochet stitches.


What are Half Treble Crochet Stitches?

Half Treble Crochet Stitches are just double crochet stitches on stilts like all crochet stitches made with yarn over. To crochet a half treble crochet stitch the yarn is wrapped around the hook once, which is called yarn over. After that you pull a loop through the next stitch of the crochet piece. Then draw the yarn and pull it through all three loops on the crochet hook.

Tip: If you are just starting with crochet, you should begin to crochet chain stitches. With our simple patterns you can learn the basic crochet stitches step by step.



Half Treble Crochet Stitch by Language

Germanhalbe(s) StäbchenhStb
English (US)half double crochet stitch(es)
English (UK)half treble crochet stitch(es)

Crochet tutorial: Crochet Half Treble Crochet Stitches

In this simple crochet tutorial we will learn to crochet half treble crochet stitches step by step.


Crochet a foundation for half treble crochet stitches

Before you are able to crochet half treble crochet stitches, you will need a foundation to crochet them on top. There are a lot of variations to crochet a foundation. For this example I crocheted a foundation of chain stitches and one row of double crochet stitches. Of course you will find here also a tutorial about how to crochet chain stitches and how to crochet double crochet stitches.


Crochet Turning- / Lifting- Chains for Half Treble Crochet Stitches

Note: While crocheting in rows or closed rounds (circle rounds), each new row or round starts with Lifting-Chains (also called Turning-Chains). They are crocheted like usually chains, but they have a special function and are not count as stitches. How many Lifting-Chains / Turning-Chains you need to crochet depends on the kind of stitches of the new row. More about this you can read at Lifting-Chains / Turning-Chains.

Because we will start now a new row with half treble crochet stitches, we need to crochet 2 Lifting- / Turning-Chains at first. Into the loop on the crochet hook you simply crochet now two chain stitches after each other.



Crochet the first Half Treble Crochet Stitch

Now we will start to crochet the first half treble crochet stitch. First wrap a loop around your crochet hook, which is also called yarn over. Now there are 2 loops on your crochet hook and the working thread is in front of the crochet hook.


After that you stitch into the next gap of your crochet piece left to your crochet hook and draw the yarn. Pay attention to hold the wrapped loop on the crochet hook, because we need it in a moment. After you pulled the thread through the crochet piece, there should lay 3 loops on your crochet hook.

On the crochet hook lays in the middle the yarn over loop. If you lost it on the way, your just drop everything of the crochet hook except the very right loop and try it again. The loose wrapped loop will often drop of the crochet hook at the beginning or you will forget at all. That´s completely normal and no reason to despair.

Draw the yarn and pull it through all 3 loops on the crochet hook. The  wrapped loop will be the hardest within the first try. It is getting easier, when you turn down the hook of the needle and still let it point a little bit backwards.

When you managed it, there remains only one loop on the crochet hook and you finished your first half treble crochet stitch. The first half treble crochet stitch in a row always looks very oblique. Until you crocheted some more half treble crochet stitches, it will stay up and get in form by itself.



Eine Reihe Halbe Stäbchen häkeln

Nun kannst du einfach weiter halbe Stäbchen häkeln. Damit es nicht zu Missverständnissen kommt: Wende-Luftmaschen werden nur am Anfang jeder neuen Reihe gehäkelt und nicht vor jedem halben Stäbchen. Du beginnst also das nächste halbe Stäbchen mit dem Umschlag.

Wenn du die erste Reihe halbe Stäbchen fertig gehäkelt hast, kannst du schon recht gut das Muster erkennen. Halbe Stäbchen sehen den festen Maschen noch sehr ähnlich, was bei ganzen und doppelten Stäbchen nicht mehr der Fall ist.

Tip: Wenn du gleich weiter machen willst, kannst du hier auch alle weiteren Grundmaschen beim Häkeln lernen.