I’m in the process of making some snoods for the upcoming Ren-season… (Alright, crocheted snoods are more of a 1940’s thing, but snoods were cool back then, too. Just… not crocheted. But who will know? Kekeke…)
And one of the stitches I’ve encountered from 1942 is the “long treble”. What the what?
Well, thank goodness for the Godey’s Lady’s Book of January 1857 for they have been so kind to clarify it for us:
Long Treble Crochet.– Pass the thread three times, before drawing it through the stitch, thus having five loops on the needle. Draw the thread through two at a time, until all are taken off. This will require four movements.
- Wrap the thread around your hook three times.
- Poke your hook through wherever it is you want to be making your stitch, and draw up a loop.
- You should now have five loops total on your hook.
- Draw through only two loops at a time, until you are all done. (You should only be doing this four times.)
Go forth and snood yourself.
(Just a note: I don’t use a ribbon, I just crochet it right to an elastic headband thing. It’s easy. And when I’m out all day in the sun at the faire… the last thing I want to be doing is fiddling with something. To do this: don’t tie off your end, just pick up your hair elastic, and throw about two or three sc’s in each “hole” to attach it.)