Think of the double treble crochet stitch as being 3 yarn overs before starting the stitch.
|Pattern Abbreviation: dtr
The photos below show an example of a double treble crochet stitch being worked into a base chain.
|Step 1: Yarn over hook (wrap yarn from back to front around the hook) three times just below hook opening.
Step 2: Keeping working yarn behind work, insert hook into the stitch indicated by the instruction. Yarn over to create a loop on the hook (wrap yarn around hook from back to front into hook opening).
Pull loop on hook through so that there are now 5 loops on the hook.
TIP: If working in a chain, it is helpful to keep tension on the chain with thumb and forefinger of your hand opposite the hook so that the hook slides through easily.
|Step 3: Bring yarn over hook again, from back to front so that yarn engages in hook opening.
Step 4: Draw loop through two of the loops on the hook so that 4 loops remain on the hook and yarn over again.
TIP: Twist hook so that hook opening faces downwards when drawing through the two loops on the hook.
|Step 5: Draw loop through two of the loops on the hook so that 3 loops remain on the hook. Yarn over again.
|Step 6: Draw loop through two of the loops on the hook so that 2 loops remain on the hook. Yarn over again.
|Step 7: Draw loop through the remaining 2 loops on the hook. The double treble stitch is now complete.
|The upper row of stitches in this photo illustrates completed double treble stitches.