Linked Double Crochet Tutorial (LDC)

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I was first introduced to the Link Double Crochet stitch in the pattern book “Crochet You Way” when I crocheted a sweater a few years ago. If you like the height of the double but you do not want the spaces in between the stitches, then the Linked Double crochet is a stitch you will want to master.

The Linked Double is a great stitch to add to stitch database. It is the same height as the traditional double crochet the difference being is that it is linked at the center of each post. This enables you to get the same height, eliminating the gaps that you often have with double crochets. It is made the same as a double crochet but we are just chaining one step.

**Linked Double Crochet Tutorial:**

I am starting with a base row of 10 single crochets.

Note: You do not have to use a base row of single crochet, but I decided to for demonstration purposes.

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Step 1: chain 3

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Step 2: Insert hook through second chain from hook and draw through loop.

Note: There should be two loops on hook.

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Step 3: Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.

Note:  There should be three loops on hook.

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through two loops twice.

First linked double crochet completed!

Second Linked Double Crochet

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Step 1: Insert hook through horizontal crossbar of stitch just worked.

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Step 2: Yarn over and draw through loop.

Note: There should be two loops on hook.

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Step 3: Insert hook through next stitch and draw through loop.

Note: There should be three loops on hooks.

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through two loops twice.

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Repeat the steps for the second Linked Double Crochet across.

You have just completed your first row of Linked Double Crochet, what do you think? I thought it was a great twist on an already familiar stitch.

Would love to hear what you thoughts are on the Linked Double Crochet.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.

About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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6 Responses to Linked Double Crochet Tutorial (LDC)

  1. Kathleen Forgione says:

    I was having trouble following the video’s, but your tutorial made the explanation so easy. Thank you so much. I will bookmark your page and refer back for any problems that I have.

  2. Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad the post was helpful.

  3. Pingback: Linked Double Crochet Stitch

  4. Pamela says:

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. cattycay says:

    Reblogged this on suitecrochet and commented:
    I am still finding new techniques for crochet!
    This one is called linkded double crochet.
    This one looks useful because it reduces the gapes in between double crochet stitches.
    Like most crochet stitches it’s easy once you know the steps!

  6. Thank you so much for reposting. It encourages me so to know that others benefit from the post.

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