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Trinity Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial + Video

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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. This stitch tutorial takes you step by step through the trinity stitch.

It includes both written instructions and photos to help you learn it. At the end I also include a section about changing colors with the Trinity Stitch.

Beige trinity stitch crochet swatch with step by step tutorial.

Here’s a picture of my Sunset Sweater below, which is a super cozy cowl neck sweater that features the trinity stitch. That’s why I wanted to share this tutorial with you now, so you can learn this amazing stitch!

Blue, gold, pink and beige cozy towel neck crochet sweater in 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.

Materials

  • Compatible hook, for the sweater I used my 6mm Clover Amour*
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

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”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 13 sts x 10.5 rows of trinity stitch

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Trinity stitch crochet swatch in orange yarn with tutorial.

Trinity Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial + Video

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet the lovely trinity stitch in this step by step tutorial. The trinity stitch crochets up into a textured fabric great for a variety of projects.

Materials

  • You can use any weight yarn with the trinity stitch.
  • Here I use a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. It's Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/ 100g, 180 yd/ 165m) color: glowing.

Tools

  • Crochet hook size to match your chosen yarn. I'm using my 5.5m (I) crochet hook Odyssey in white.
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Instructions

    1. Ch 16, or an even number.
    2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook.First single crochet.
    3. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.
    4. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.
    5. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.
    6. (Row 1 cont.) Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.Pull through all loops for crochet trinity stitch.
    7. (Row 1 cont.) Ch 1
    8. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook back into the same stitch that you just finished (marked in the above picture with a yellow yarn needle), yo and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.
    9. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. Trinity stitch crochet tutorial 3 loops on hook.
    10. (Row 1 cont.) Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.
    11. (Row 1 cont.) Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1.Orange yarn crochet stitch tutorial second one complete.
    12. (Row 1 cont.) Rep Steps 3-11 across the row until you have 2 chs left.Two chains left in row 1.
    13. (Row 1 cont.) Begin your trinity stitch as usual, but stop before you ch 1.End row with a normal trinity stitch but do not chain 1.
    14. (Row 1 cont.) Work a sc into the last st, the same one you end the last trinity stitch in, turn.Row 1 complete crochet trinity stitch.
    15. Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count), Back of row 1, chain 1 to start row 2.
    16. (Row 2 cont.) sc in same st, First single crochet in row 2. 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.First stitch of second row crochet dishcloth pattern.
    17. (Row 2 cont.) *{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.} Second stitch in row 2 of crochet dishcloth tutorial.
    18. (Row 2 cont.) rep from * until 2 sts left.Repeat trinity stitches across until last two stitches.
    19. (Row 2 cont.) 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.
    20. (Row 2 cont.) Insert hook back into last st, place a sc with end of last Ts, turn.Single crochet in last.
    21. Row 3 and on 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.

Notes

Changing ColorsBeige and gold color change trinity stitch crochet tutorial.
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.

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

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.Paired rows of trinity stitch in the same color.

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Video Tutorial

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