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Trinity Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial and Video Tutorial

The Trinity Stitch is a beautiful textured crochet stitch that is well showcased in light colored yarn. I used this gorgeous stitch in my Sunset Sweater pattern and it is perfect for garments. The Trinity Stitch would also make lovely scarves, hats and blankets.

Here’s a picture of my Sunset Sweater. It’s currently in testing and the pattern will be released soon. That’s why I wanted to share this tutorial with you now, so you can learn this amazing stitch!

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picture of beige trinity stitch crochet swatch

This stitch tutorial takes you step by step through the trinity stitch. Included are written instructions and photos to help you learn it. At the end I also include a section about changing colors with the Trinity Stitch.

The Trinity Stitch is so named because it gather’s three stitches together in a sc3tog (single crochet three together). If you’re familiar with the sc3tog then this stitch will be easy peasy. If you’re not, then I’ve written it out for each step of the process, so you can learn too.

picture of blue, gold, pink and beige crochet sweater in trinity stitch

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Materials

Notes

Stitch multiple is an even number.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Yo-yarn over

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s)

sc-single crochet

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

 4” x 4” = 13 sts x 10.5 rows of trinity stitch

Video Tutorial

If you prefer to watch the video you can check out the Trinity Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial here on my YouTube Channel.

Pattern

Ch 16, or an even number.

picture of chain 16 tutorial

 Row 1:

Step 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook.

picture of single crochet in beige

Step 2. Insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.

picture of trinity stitch 2 loops on crochet hook

Step 3. Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.

picture of trinity stitch tutorial 3 loops on hook

Step 4. Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.

picture of trinity stitch crochet tutorial 4 loops on hook

Step 5. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

picture of trinity stitch tutorial yarn pulled through

Step 6. Ch 1.

picture of complete trinity stitch completed photo tutorial

Step 7. Starting in same ch just completed, insert hook back in same ch, yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.

picture of beginning second trinity 2 loops

Step 8. Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.

picture of 4 loops in beige yarn on crochet hook

Step 9. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1.

picture of two trinity stitches complete

Step 10. Rep Steps 7-9 across til 2 chs left.

picture of trinity stitches across the row in beige yarn

Step 11. Do not ch 1, instead insert hook back into same st as last Ts, place a sc in last st with Ts, turn.

picture of ending trinity stitch
picture of last single crochet
*There’s not a ch 1 between the last Ts and sc.

Row 2.

Ch 1 (does not count), sc in same st, insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.

picture of beginning row 2

Insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. Insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

picture of first trinity stitch in row 2

*{Ch 1, insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.} rep from * until 2 sts left.

picture of second trinity stitch in row 2
picture of row 2 of trinity stitches

Insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Do not ch 1. Insert hook back into last st, place a sc with end of last Ts, turn.

picture of two rows of crochet trinity stitch

Continue to repeat Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count), sc in same st, insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook. Insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. Insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. *{Ch 1, insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook} rep from * across the row. In last st place a sc with end of last Ts, turn.

Changing Colors

picture of row 3 in gold yarn contrast

The Trinity Stitch works really well in color changes. But it will automatically create a wrong side and right side to your fabric. So you’ll want to change your colors on the same side each time. Here I’ve changed colors on Row 3, which makes this side the right side.

picture of gold yarn back contrast

As you can see when we turn our work, the color change is not as seamless. This side becomes the wrong side.

picture of two rows in beige and two rows in gold

The Trinity Stitch looks best when rows are paired together. Which you can see here when I add Row 4 in the same color as Row 3.

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