How to Linked Double Crochet (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

How to Crochet the Linked Double Crochet Stitch (feature image)

Linked double crochet (LDC) has the same height as the regualr double crochet but with a dense texture as each stitch is joined at posts. In this way, it is great to use for blankets, scarves, dishcloths, etc. So, learn how to link double crochet with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners!

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What is the difference betweem regualr and linked double crochet?

The main difference between a Regular Double Crochet and a Linked Double Crochet is the solidness. Regular Double Crochets have visible gaps between each stitch, creating a more open fabric.

In contrast, Linked Double Crochets reduce these gaps with a linking technique, resulting in a denser, more tight fabric.

You can use it on the projects you don’t need gaps.

Instructions for Linked Double Crochet

Are you ready to learn this fun stitch? Below, you will first find a pictorial guide and then written instructions for linked double crochet:

Techniques to Know

Linked Double Crochet Stitch (step-by-step istructions)

How to Crochet Linked Double Crochet

  • Foundation Row: Chain in any multiple of stitches plus 3 chains.
  • Row 1 – First Stith: Insert crochet hook into the second chain, yarn over, and pull up a loop. This step links the stitch to the turning chain.
  • Insert the hook into the back bump of the third chain (or next chain).
  • Yarn over and pull up another loop. You will have three loops on the hook. Complete the double crochet loops removing steps.
  • Second Stitch: Instead of yarning over for the next stitch, insert your hook into the left leg of the previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop to link the stitches together.
  • Then insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. Complete double crochet steps.
  • Continue the second stitch across the row.
  • Row 2: Once you reach the end of the row, you will chain two (which does not count as a stitch).
  • Turn your work.
  • Insert the hook into the second chain from the hook and pull up a loop.
  • Then insert the hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up another loop. Continue as Previous.

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