The Modified Trinity Stitch – Pattern Description
The Modified Trinity Stitch is a one-row repeat crochet pattern constructed with clusters of 3 double crochet stitches to create a dense textured fabric. It works great for blankets, modern afghans, hats, and scarves.
The one-row repeat pattern is easy to remember and you will not need to reference the pattern once you made a few rows, all you need to learn is where to place the 3 double crochet stitches in the dc3tog.
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- Multiples of 2ch
- 1-row repeat
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sk – skip
Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog) – A double crochet 3 together stitch is made out of 3 incomplete dc stitches crocheted together. For the modified trinity stitch, the placement of the 3 incomplete double crochets is a little bit different (see below photo tutorial).
Step 1: The first incomplete dc stitch – Yo, insert hook in the same stitch as previously made double crochet, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops left on the hook).
Step 2: The 2nd incomplete dc stitch – yo, insert the hook in the following stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on your hook).
Step 3: The 3rd incomplete dc stitch (repeat step 2) – yo, insert the hook in the following stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on your hook).
Step 4: Complete the dc3tog stitch – yo and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.
- ch3 at the beginning of each row counts as a dc stitch
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- TIP: to make sure you are crocheting this stitch correctly, note that each dc3tog will end in the ch1 stitch made in the row below, if it doesn’t, you missed a stitch or you missed to make a ch1 in the row below.
Starting Chain: This pattern requires you to chain multiples of 2. My starting chain is 26ch.
Row 1: dc3tog starting from the 4th ch from hook, *ch1, dc3tog starting from the same ch where you made the incomplete dc stitch for the previous dc3tog (the last ch you worked in)*, repeat from * until the end of the row, dc in the last ch (same ch where the last incomplete dc stitch was made), turn
Row 2: ch3, dc3tog starting from the first stitch in the row, *ch1, dc3tog starting from the same st where you made the incomplete dc stitch for the previous dc3tog (the last st you worked in)*, repeat from * until the end of the row, dc in the last st (same st where the last incomplete dc stitch was made), turn
Repeat row 2 until you have the required length
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