The Triad crochet stitch is essentially a puff stitch spread over 3 stitches. It is a pretty stitch that is lovely and thick and perfect for warm winter wear. In this guide I show you how to make this stitch and how to use it for any size project.
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I’ve chosen to use 2 different colours for my triads row and the single crochet row in between, but there’s no reason you couldn’t make this stitch in a single colour. I think that the contrasting colours in each row makes the Triad stitches really stand out.
The Triad crochet stitch is a fairly easy stitch to make, and will make cosy and warm projects such as scarves, blankets, hats and even clothing items.
This how to guide is part of Froggity Frog’s Stitch Vault collection. Have you seen all the other stitches in there? You can take a look here all the guides are free to access and maybe you will discover some new stitches to create for yourself.
The yarn I used in this stitch guide is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK, a 100% cotton yarn. It’s a non mercerised cotton that is lovely and soft, but it can get a bit splitty if you frog it a couple of times. It does makes lovely cosy blankets though and is the yarn that got me hooked on cotton as my fibre of choice. I think I first got a ball of this yarn in a mystery bag I got off ebay, and it was a great yarn discovery for me.
I also used my trusty Clover Amour hooks which are perfect if you are looking for a good value ergonomic crochet hook that won’t cause your hand to ache if you are crocheting for long periods of time. I’ve tried many different crochet hooks over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty Clovers. They just sit so well in my hand and never let me down.
The Triad Crochet Stitch
The stitch guide below is written in US terms
- Ch = Chain
- St = Stitch
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Dc = Double Crochet
For the Triad crochet stitch you need to make your foundation chain in multiples of 2 plus 3 (plus 2 for your turning chain)
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch of the row). Make a sc in each chain across.
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch and then chain 1 and in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. This will give you 7 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through 6 loops then yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. This is your first triad stitch.
Chain 1 to finish the stitch.
*In the same stitch that you finished the last triad stitch yarn over and pull up a loop, in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. In the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 6 of the loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. Chain 1*
Repeat between *and* and then finish the row by making a dc in the last stitch, which will also be the stitch that you finished your last Triad stitch in.
Row 3. Turn and chain 1. Make a sc in the first stitch and in every stitch across
Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of row 3 until you have the number of rows that you need for your project. Then you can cut off, weave in your ends and admire your beautiful handy work.
You can find more free crochet stitch guides here in Froggity Frog’s stitch vault. Come on over to our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us what you made with the Triad crochet stitch. I’d love to see what you created.
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