I’ve got a fun, new stitch tutorial for you that I’m excited to share. If you were a fan of the Star Stitch, I think you’re really gonna like this one. They’re practically cousins! Today we’re going to be learning the Trinity Stitch, so lets get started!


About the Stitch

This stitch has some definite similarities to the Star Stitch in the way that it’s worked. You’re going to be working across a row by pulling up a series of loops. However, you get a pretty different finished result. Instead of getting large star shapes, you will get some shorter textured rows.

This works up to be a pretty dense stitch pattern, so you can use it whenever you need a tighter fabric. And like I mentioned, it will add some great texture wherever you put it. This stitch is used in the Summer Waves Tops. In this pattern, we use this stitch largely for trim, but also as a way to break up open, lacy stitches. I think this stitch is a pretty fun alternative to a few rows of single crochet.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Foundation Row

  1. Start by chaining and even number of stitches.
  2. In the second chain from your hook, you’re going to work one single crochet. We’ll start and end all of out trinity stitch rows with a single crochet.
  3. Now you’re going to pull up a loop in the same stitch as the previous stitch (two loops on hook). In the case of your first stitch, this will be in the same chain as that first single crochet. As you work across the row, it will be in the same stitch as the last “leg” of your previous stitch.
  4. Then you’re going to pull up a loop over the next two stitches (4 loops on hook).
  5. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on your hook.
  6. Chain 1.

You’re going to repeat Steps 3-6 across until you have just 2 stitches left in your row. Those last two stitches are just a little bit different, but it helps to keep our edges straight.

In the last two stitches…
  1. In the same stitch as the previous stitch, you’re going to pull up a loop (two loops on hook).
  2. Then you’re going to pull up a loop over the next two stitches (4 loops on hook).
  3. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on your hook.
  4. DO NOT chain 1.
  5. Single crochet in the last stitch. This will be the same stitch as the last leg of your previous stitch.

Phew, we made it through the first row! Woohoo! Ok, let’s get back across and I think you’ll have it down.

Following Rows

You’re going to be repeating the same steps as the foundation row, but in this case, we will be working in the tops of the stitches and the chain spaces across the row. You’ll start the row with a single crochet, then begin your series of trinity stitches across the row. Make sure you pay close attention to those last two stitches.


Video Tutorial


Pattern for Swatch

Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Pull up a loop in same space as previous stitch and in each of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same space as previous stitch and in each of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Sc in same space as last stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc 1. Working in the top of each stitch and the chain spaces across, *pull up a loop in same space as previous stitch and in each of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same space as previous stitch and in each of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Sc in same space as last stitch.

Rows 3-16: Repeat Row 2.


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I think the trinity stitch is a great crochet stitch to add to your repertoire. I’d love to see how you end up using it, so be sure to tag me in your projects on Instagram @craftingforweeks so that I can check them out! And if you need a project to try this stitch out on, be sure to check out the Summer Waves Tops!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Kelsie

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Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.