The trinity stitch is one of those stitches that looks complicated, but is so easy to work, you will wonder why you never used it before!
Working the trinity stitch is easy because it is just the combination of a sc3tog and chain. The key is knowing where to insert your hook and getting into the groove of the repeating pattern.
This stitch will look like small squares when you continue on and do repeating rows.
So, let’s learn more about the trinity stitch and get started.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet two together
- yo – yarn over
- st(s) – stitch(es)
Crochet Trinity Stitch Written Instructions:
sc3tog + ch 1 – work first part of sc3tog into the same st where you finished the last st
sc3tog – insert hook into st, yo and pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 4 loops on hook. Chain 1 to finish the stitch.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1 sc3tog working the hook into the stitch you just worked the last st into and then into the next two sts, ch 1; repeat from * to last ch, 1 sc in the last ch too, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc3tog working the hook into the stitch you just worked the last st into and then into the next two sts, *ch 1, 1 sc3tog working the hook into the same st you finished the last sc3tog in; repeat from * to last ch, 1 sc in the last ch too, turn.
(In this row, you work the three stitches into the space before the cluster from the row below, then into the top of the cluster, then into the next ch space after the cluster.)
Row 3+: Repeat Row 2.
- For this stitch, work multiples of 2 sts +1, and add 1 for the foundation chain
- This stitch looks great in different colors for each row. There is a difference between the wrong and right sides of the stitch when you are using different colors. The wrong side will show the second color under where the stitch was worked. It looks great, but keep that in mind if you are working stripes and want the front to look the same.