Gaining in popularity, the crocheted triangle has found its way into more and more crochet patterns as of late. This snappy little shape is being used in clothing, afghans, home decor and as an accent to many pieces. With all this hype one may wonder how to crochet a triangle.
Here for you today are several free crochet patterns to help you get started in learning how to crochet a triangle.
The Equilateral Triangle
This triangle, made two different ways – one starting from the center, the other by starting at the bottom and working your way up – has three sides of the same length and each corner is at the same angle. This creates a symmetrical shape.
Center start triangle
Ch 4, sl st into first ch creating a loop
Ch 1, crocheting in loop evenly around (sc, hdc, dc, hdc) 3 times join with sl st.
This creates a single simple little triangle; you can bind off if you so choose.
To create another round: Ch 1, sc in same st as joined, sc in next hdc, (3 sc in next dc, sc in next *3 st) twice, 3 sc in next dc, sc in next st, join, bind off.
You can continue to add more round if you choose, but you will need to increase the number at the asterisk by 2 as each round progresses.
This creates an easy triangle.
Side start triangle
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch across (6 sc) ch 1 turn.
Row 2: Dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Dec over first 2sc, dec over last 2 sc, ch 1 turn.
Row 4: Dec over 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: sc in sc, bind off.
Again this is a very simple little triangle and can be enlarged by making the original chain longer, remember to always chain an odd number (so that your single crochet will be even) and decrease over the first 2 and last 2 single crochets – make sure the last row ends in a single crochet to create a point!
The Right Triangle
This triangle is made so that two sides are equal length and the point between those two make a right, or 90 degree angle. Two or four of these triangles can be crocheted or sewn together to make a square.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 ch, dec on last 2 ch (6 sc), ch 1 turn.
Row 2: Dec over next 2 sc, sc in each sc across (5 sc), ch 1 turn.
Row 3: Sc in next 3 sc, dec over last 2 sc (4 sc), ch 1 turn.
Row 4: Dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc (3 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc (2 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Dec over next two sc (1 sc), ch 1 turn.
Row 7: Sc in sc, bind off.
This pattern like the others can be enlarged. To do so make the original chain your chosen length then alternate between decrease at begging of row and decreasing at the end of row. Be sure to finish off by adding 1 single crochet to the very top to create a point.
Well there you have it, three simple triangle patterns, but guess what? I’m not finished yet. What would crocheting be like without a granny pattern thrown in? Well here is a link to a free crocheted granny triangle pattern: http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/abbeydale/183/tri-gran.htm Happy Crocheting!