Trinity Stitch Tutorial and Free Washcloth Pattern

Trinity Stitch Tutorial and Free Washcloth Pattern
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The trinity stitch has a gorgeous texture that looks great when worked up in one colour or with variegated yarn.

Qualities of the Trinity Stitch:

This is quite a thick stitch with no real gaps so it is often used to make baby blankets.  It would also be good for hats and other warmer garments that do not require a lot of drape.

The trinity stitch reminds me of flowers or stars. What about you?

Skill level:

This stitch is  made up of rows of sc3tog (single crochet 3 together) and chains. So if you are a beginner who is confident with the sc stitch I think you could quite easily give this one a go!

Our YouTube tutorials go through it slowly for you and a few times so you will be able to follow those without an issue. The videos are linked below.

 

Abbreviations:

Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together

sc – single crochet

yo – yarn over

st – stitch

ch – chain

 

 

Written instructions for the trinity stitch:

Sc3tog by inserting hook into the same st as the 3rd leg of the previous st, yo and pull through, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch1.

 

How to work the Trinity Stitch (photo tutorial):

This photo tutorial is right handed. Our video tutorial also has a left handed version, which is linked below.

Step 1: insert hook into the same st that you just worked, yo and pull through:

we work into this st first

 

Step 2: insert your hook into the next st, yo and pull through

Note – You will now have 3 loops on your hook.

 

Step 3: insert your hook into the next st, yo and pull through

 

Note – you will now have 4 loops on your hook

 

 

Step 4: Yo and pull through all four loops on hook

 

Step 5: Ch1

 

 

And then you start again from step 1.

 

Video Tutorials for the Trinity Stitch

You can find our video tutorials below.

 

 

 

Free Washcloth Pattern

Now you have had a look at how to work the trinity stitch, let’s try it out with washcloth pattern. Grab some cotton and an appropriate sized hook. I used #4 weight and 5mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 42 and sc in second ch from hook and each st across (41)

OR  Fsc 41 (you can find our video tutorial on the foundation stitches below)

Row 2: Ch1(does not count as a st), sc in the first st, *Sc3tog by inserting hook into the same st as the 3rd leg of the previous st, yo and pull through, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch1.* Repeat from * to * along but do not ch1 in the last trinity st. Once you have worked the last trinity st, sc in the last st worked.

 

 

Row 3 : Repeat row 2 until you washcloth is the desired height.

Final Row: Ch1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across. FO and Weave in ends.

 

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Foundation stitches:

If you would like to try the foundation sc to start this project then please check out our video tutorials.

Here is the right handed version

And the left handed version:

 

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