Paragraph 158. In treble crochet, there are three loops on the hook at one time instead of two loops, as in double crochet. These loops are drawn off the hook in groups of two. To make the treble crochet, chain stitch as far as desired, then working back over the chain stitch with the last loop of the chain on the hook, wrap the loose strand of yarn around the hook once. Insert the hook in the next loop of the chain and catching it in the loose strand of yarn draw a loop through the chain stitch, thus forming three loops on the hook; draw the thread just caught through the first two loops on the hook; this will leave two loops on the hook. Draw another loop of the yarn through these two loops, leaving one loop on the hook ready to begin the next treble crochet. See Figure 69. Continue as far as desired.
This stitch is used in crocheting where a wide stitch is desired, as in scallops. A half treble crochet is made by wrapping two threads around the hook, making four loops on the hook at one time. These loops are taken off the hook in groups of two with three stitches instead of two, as in treble crochet.