Stitch Tutorials

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial + Video

The Linked Double Crochet stitch has all the benefits of a Double Crochet but none of the big holes.

I love the basic double crochet stitch. I really do, but make a tiny modification and you can improve it. That is where the Linked Double Crochet stitch comes in. It has the height of double crochet, works up almost the same, but does not have the gaps in between the stitches.

Though this stitch is not perfect for every project, I think you will love using it for several crochet projects. Just give it a try.

Linked Double Crochet Vs. Double Crochet

This stitch is just a slight variation of the double crochet stitch. This variation creates two major differences.

The first difference is the lack of big holes or gaps between your stitches. It makes this stitch more ideal for baby blankets. It also allows you to use a larger hook without creating larger gaps.

The second difference is the stretch of the stitch. The linked double crochet does stretch but stretches a lot less than the standard double crochet. The smaller amount of stretch makes this crochet stitch perfect for bags and totes.

Learn to crochet the linked double crochet stitch. It is a modified double crochet that leave you with no holes. Video and photo tutorial.
Linked Double Crochet on Top | Standard Double Crochet on Bottom

Crochet Patterns using the Linked Double Crochet

At the moment I do not have any published patterns using this stitch, but I do have three patterns in the works using this stitch. This stitch is great for bags.

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Stitches and Abbreviations


LDC – Linked Double Crochet

Notes

-Your starting chain will be as many stitches as you want in the project plus 2 Ch for the turning Chain. I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
-Below you will see two sets of photo instructions. The first is for the first linked double crochet of the row and the second is for all other stitches.

LDC – Linking to the turning Chain

Step 1: Chain 2 (turning chain), turn your work.

Step 2: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 3: Insert your hook into the first stitch of the row. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through the 2nd and 3rd loop on the hook.

Learn to crochet the linked double crochet stitch. It is a modified double crochet that leave you with no holes. Video and photo tutorial.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through all loop on the hook.

Learn to crochet the linked double crochet stitch. It is a modified double crochet that leave you with no holes. Video and photo tutorial.

LDC – Linking to the previous stitch

Step 1: Insert your hook under the middle bar of the previous stitch.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull a loop through the middle bar. (This replaces the traditional first yarn over of a standard double crochet).

Step 3: Insert your hook into the next stitch of the row. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through the 2nd and 3rd loop on the hook.

Learn to crochet the linked double crochet stitch. It is a modified double crochet that leave you with no holes. Video and photo tutorial.

step 5: Yarn over and pull through all loop on the hook.

Learn to crochet the linked double crochet stitch. It is a modified double crochet that leave you with no holes. Video and photo tutorial.

Your linked double crochet is complete. Just repeat this stitch for every stitch of the row.

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The Linked Double Crochet stitch has all the benefits of a Double Crochet but none of the big holes.

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