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Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The Linked Double Crochet Stitch is an amazing variation of the regular double crochet stitch.

Most importantly, with linked stitches, it removes the gaps that you usually get between them. This results in a beautiful solid fabric.

The linked double crochet stitch is great for patterns where you don’t want those gaps, such as some garments, blankets, pot holders, baskets & much more. 

I’m going to show you how to crochet this amazing linked stitch in this detailed step by step crochet tutorial.

 

Don’t forget to save this tutorial on Pinterest! 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
 

FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


  • Crochet hook size: 6 mm / US: J-10 / UK: 4
  • We CrochetDishie 
    • It’s a 4 medium / worsted yarn.

 

NOTES:


  • This pattern is a multiple of 1 stitches. Add 1 for base chain.

 

TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn give, I crocheted: 

  • Ch 22 st, for a total of 21 stitches per row.
  • 13 rows. 

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

 

LINKED DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL (ldc):


Find written & photo tutorial below.

Written description:

First stitch on a row: 

Chain 2, not counting as a stitch.

Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through 2. 

 

Stitch:

Insert hook in horizontal bar of previous stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through 2.

 

Photo tutorial:

Linked Double Crochet
Start by making a slipknot.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Chain any number of stitches.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Insert hook in second chain from hook and pull up a loop.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Insert hook in next chain and pull up a loop.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Yarn over.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Pull through first 2 loops on hook.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook. You have now finished the first Linked Double Crochet.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Notice the circled loop, this is the horizontal bar. (Note: On this first stitch it looks more diaconal on my photos, but will appear more horizontal on the following stitches, as shown further down. )

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Insert hook in horizontal bar of previous stitch, shown in previous photo.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Pull up a loop.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Pull up a loop from next stitch.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Yarn over.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Pull through first 2 loops on hook.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Notice the horizontal bar on the second Linked Double Crochet stitch made.

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
When repeating you will always insert hook in the horizontal bar as shown on this photo. This will be the difference between yarn over on a regular double crochet & also results in no gaps in your crochet fabric. 

 

Linked Double Crochet
How it looks after 1 row is finished.

 

Linked Double Crochet
How it looks after 2 rows are finished.

 

Do you like this alternative to the normal dc stitch?

It’s for sure great when you want to crochet something that needs to be more dense & tighter than the original double crochet.

 

CROCHET PATTERNS USING THIS STITCH:


Easy Crochet Potholder (with No Gaps). 

 

I hope you liked this step by step tutorial showing you how to crochet the Linked Double Crochet. Leave a comment below & share how you used this amazing crochet stitch! 

 

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

2 thoughts on “Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial”

  1. I’ll be using this on a blanket I will be making after the holidays. Thanks for all of the tutorials you post. I’ve crocheted for years and I wish I’d known these helpful things earlier.

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