How to Crochet the Trinity Stitch – Free Pattern with Video

Need a stitch pattern that is very pretty but doesn’t have holes? You’ll love the Trinity Stitch, which uses a beautiful single-crochet cluster to give a flower effect!

The Trinity Stitch only has one row repeat that you need to remember, making it great for any mindless-type project! The clusters are a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it it’s very easy to work practically without thinking.

Ready to learn how to make it?

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What is the Trinity Stitch in crochet?

In short, the trinity stitch is a crochet stitch with an easy 1-row repeat that uses a single crochet 3 together cluster. It is a repetitive stitch, so once you get it down, you’ll be good to use it in a variety of projects!

How do you make the Trinity Stitch?

The Trinity Stitch is unique because it uses a single-crochet 3 together to get the pretty floral effect. It is made by making these sc3tog’s over a variation of chains and regular single crochets.

While this may sound confusing right now, don’t worry! I’m going to show you step by step how to make the trinity stitch in crochet.

Is the Trinity Stitch Beginner Friendly?

I would rate this stitch around advanced beginner or possibly intermediate. It’s easy enough for a beginner to get the hang of, but it does have a few tricky steps you’ll have to get used to.

If you get confused at all, just refer to the YouTube trinity stitch video tutorial below!

Use the Trinity Stitch in your projects

This stitch is very versatile because of its short repeating pattern. It can be used for just about anything.

It will be easiest to use in flat projects. Here is a quick list that might help:

  • Make a trinity stitch crochet scarf. This is the perfect way to practice this stitch because it is a simple rectangle, but you’ll crochet long enough to get good at it.
  • If you need a quicker project, try a trinity stitch dishcloth or even a square coaster. This would work up way faster but you’ll still be able to try the stitch!
  • If you’re up for a MUCH longer project, you can even try making a trinity stitch crochet blanket. This would take a long time, but I imagine it would be soo beautiful!

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If you’re looking for more closed crochet stitches, I have an ad-free stitch dictionary that I think you would love!

It includes 10 closed crochet stitches, along with bonus trainings teaching you how to make them into scarves, pillows, blankets, etc.!

MORE STITCH TUTORIALS

Looking for something similar but not quite sure what? I have lots of other stitch tutorials available to give you some inspiration. You can find them all here!

Here are a few that might interest you:

Americana Stitch / Twisted Stitch / Lilac Stitch / Mayberry Stitch

Trinity Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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NOTES:

  • The Trinity stitch is worked over an odd number of stitches. You should always start with an odd number of fsc, OR an even number of chains, plus one row of sc.
  • Turning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES USED

I always like to start my work with a foundation row instead of chains whenever possible.

The greatest benefit of using a foundation row is that the beginning of your work will be just as stretchy as the rest, rather than having a tight chain.

Watch how easy it is in my Youtube tutorial. Seriously, it will change your crocheting life!

If you watch this and decide it’s not for you, you can still start with a chain. Just make a slip knot and then make an even number of chains to the length you want your piece. Then, do one row of regular single crochet.

MATERIALS:

This stitch can be worked in just about any size and type of yarn you’d like, but I do prefer to use a hook larger than what yarn labels recommend. This stitch can tend to get tight if you use too small of a hook.

I used We Crochet Brava Sport and an H/5mm hook in this tutorial.

Trinity Stitch Written Instructions:

Fsc an odd number (if using a chain stitch, chain an even number and work one row of sc). Turn. 

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st, here and throughout) sc in first fsc. Insert hook in same st, pull up a loop. (Insert hook in next st, pull up a loop) twice. YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook. (Sc3tog made!) *Ch 1. Sc3tog over same stitch as last leg of current sc3tog, and next 2 sts. Rep from * across (sc3tog’s should spread out evenly over any odd numbered row). To end, do not ch. Sc in same st as last leg of current sc3tog, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc. Begin first sc3tog by working over same st, next st, and ch. *Ch 1, work sc3tog over same ch, next st, and next ch. Rep from * until 1 sc3tog and 1 sc is left. Work last sc3tog over same ch, next sc3tog, and last sc. Sc in same st one more time, turn.

Rep row 2 for stitch pattern!

Picture Tutorial:

Make an odd number of fsc or even number of chains + 1 row of sc. I did 11 fsc in this tutorial. Turn.

Ch 1, sc in first fsc.

Begin sc3tog as follows: Insert hook into SAME st as sc just made. YO, pull up a loop.

Insert hook into next fsc. YO, pull up a loop.

Insert hook into next fsc. YO, pull up a loop. You should now have 4 loops on your hook.

YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook. Sc3tog finished!

Ch 1

Next we need to insert our hook into the same stitch as the last leg of the current sc3tog. Yarn needle shows where you should insert next.

Insert hook into the space shown in previous picture. YO, pull up a loop to start your next sc3tog.

(Insert hook in next fsc, YO, pull up a loop) twice.

YO, draw through all 4 loops on hook. Second sc3tog is finished!

Continue to make sc3tog stitches across the whole fsc row in the same manner. As long as you have an odd number of stitches, it should work out evenly all the way across. Don’t forget to do 1 chain in between each stitch!

To end the row, make a regular sc in the SAME st as last sc3tog. Turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc.

Begin first sc3tog in the same manner as row 1: insert hook into same st as first sc.

Insert hook into next sc3tog, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Draw through all 4 loops to make your sc3tog. Ch 1 and simply repeat this all across the row.

Finished row 2 shown below. Note that the only difference between row 2 and 1 is that on row 2 you have the chains to work in. Just think of the chains as a regular stitch that count toward the original number you had!

If you have trouble finding where to insert in the chain, make sure to watch the video tutorial provided because I go into more detail on it there.

Simply repeat row 2 for stitch pattern!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to crochet the Trinity Stitch.

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Happy Crocheting!