‘Petranese’ explained – dtr_-3-3 in FLO/dtr_+3-3 in FLO/<2tog

This website uses US crochet terminology. Please refer to the US-UK terminology chart to translate US terminology into UK terms.

This stitch has been first introduced in the Wrapped In Jamie CAL, with Year Of The Ox being the first square. 

Double treble 2 together stitches are used frequently in the squares and especially in the square border of the Wrapped in Jamie patterns.

What is a dtr-2tog?

dtr-2tog stands for a stitch of  that is made by working 2 double treble legs together.

dtr-2tog stitches can be symmetrical (both legs have the same length and are worked in the stitches that are as far behind and below as they are ahead and below) or asymmetrical (one leg is further behind/ahead or below as the other) 

In the case of the dtr_-3-3 in FLO/dtr_+3-3 in FLO/<2tog it is specified that the first leg is a double treble in the front loop of the stitch 3 behind and 3 rounds below the next st and the second leg is a double treble in the front loop of the stitch 3 ahead and 3 rounds below.

How to work the dtr-2tog

identify the front loops for each leg to be worked into:

leg 1: 3 sts behind and 3 rounds below the next st
leg 2: 3 sts ahead and 3 rounds below the next st

(indicated)

work the first leg as a double treble in the front loop only of the st 3 behind and 3 rounds below the next st – just before the last yarn over (leave 2 loops on the hook)

work the second leg as a double treble in the front loop only of the st 3 ahead and 3 rounds below the next st – just before the the last yarn over (leave 3 loops on the hook)

yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook