How Many Wraps??? How to do the quintuple treble crochet stitch

The motifs I designed for the Looking Glass Curtains are pretty simple to execute, but it can sometimes be difficult to get the quintuple treble (aka sextuple) stitch nice and tight. The stitch can be too loose if the wraps aren’t compressed before pulling through the loops.

The quintuple treble stitch is done as follows:

Wrap yarn around hook six times, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up lp, *yo, draw through 2 lps; rep from * x 5.

The key to keeping this stitch from growing is to wrap the yarn around the hook six times, push the wraps together tightly, and then push all the wraps forward on the hook toward the head. Hold the wraps snugly as you do the “yarn over, draw through 2 loops.” Don’t let the wraps spread apart. This should keep all the stitches uniform in size.