Link Double Crochet

How to LINK Double Crochet

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

49 thoughts on “How to LINK Double Crochet

  • March 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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    Loved the tutorial on link a double crochet. I am a beginner and refer to your site often. Thank You for all the great tutorials you make. I am always happy to see both versions of directions with pictures and the videos.

  • December 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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    Very helpful. I learned to crochet in 1970 by reading patterns and pictures so I am more comfortable with that than video (however I am learning to use the videos better now). As long as I have been crocheting though, I had never seen this trick. I love your website and find it very useful.

  • December 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm
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    I would love to see a close-up of ldc stitches and how the ldc stitches differ in appearance as compared to regular dc!

  • December 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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    Because some people learn best by watching, some by pictures and others by reading written instructions, I think it is very worthwhile to include the still photos along with your videos. Very kind of you to take the time to do this.

  • December 19, 2014 at 10:22 am
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    Love it and it is a great stitch for dishcloths also. Personally i love the picture tutorial i don’t loose the information that way

  • December 19, 2014 at 9:17 am
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    way cool. could not see how to do it on the pics, but the vid was clear! i appreciate these instructional things very much because i am not experienced at crochet and you always help me learn something new. =D

  • December 19, 2014 at 4:55 am
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    It looks to me like you’re using the word “Horizontal” instead of “vertical”. I’ve read through the tutorial twice to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Otherwise it’s a great tutorial.

    • December 20, 2014 at 7:01 am
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      I loved the video! I get it better with a video, but I also loved the article so I have to say you were bang on. I’m glad that the person posted that it was a vertical bar and not a horizontal one due to I would not have realized where the horizontal bar was if that makes sense lol Another words it is a horizontal bar crossing the vertical bar that we insert the hook into instead of yarning over first! Yay I got it! So I also love the comments because it made me watch the video a second time! Thanks again guys!

  • December 19, 2014 at 12:55 am
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    Wow nice to know thank you 🙂

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm
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    I like both pic sequence and video!. Pic sequence is great for actually working with yarn as instruction progresses. I have lots of trouble stopping a video to complete the YO or whatever before continuing with stitch. Often I have to start the video over again and hope to ‘catch it’ at the right stopping place. Pic tutorial solves that problem.

  • December 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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    For some projects a simple photo tutorial is enough. If it’s a new stitch being taught or more involved pattern then a video helps. Personally, I prefer photos because I have young children who always want to watch the videos (then I can’t see) or be very loud (then I can’t hear) when I’m trying to work. Photos are just easier right now.

  • December 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm
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    Got it! I rarely get things the 1st time but I got it after a couple of tries. So pretty!!

  • December 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    Out To Lunch!! None of that made any sense!! Stick with the YouTube Videos please. Thank you

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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    I love the video tutorials because I get lost in the photos LOL Thank you for all that you do, I am amazed at how many hours you seem to manage to squeeze out of the day!

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    You are always bang on!! So appreciate your videos. Keep up the good work. Love You!!

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
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    I love this stitch & use it a lot. A hint — when you turn, do the next row in sc, so you don’t have the horiz. bars on the right side of work. Plus, I couldn’t find a tutorial on how to join when doing linked in the round. I kind of did my “own thing” for joining, but it has a kind of bumpy seam on the right side of work. Does anyone out there have a way to join cleanly in the round?

    • December 19, 2014 at 10:06 am
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      I would love to know how to join the rows when working in the round too! Great tutorial on how to do this stitch; I too have been crocheting for over 20 years and have not heard of it.

  • December 16, 2014 at 10:51 am
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    I loved it, thank you. Videos are great as well but sometimes a simple photo tutorial is just what you need x

  • December 16, 2014 at 10:24 am
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    Hello! This is brilliant! Why did I not think of this idea before? Woot woot! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 the only feedback I have to give on the tutorial itself is that the picture of working into the bar is still a little unclear…especially if you’re a newbie. But great idea! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  • March 31, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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    Picture tutorials are very helpful although they are time consuming for the one that is putting it all together. Where do you find the time to do every thing you do for us ?? It’s greatly appreciated !!

  • March 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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    I like both ways.. sometimes the pictures get confusing & the video helps to clarify it for me. Keep up the great work, Mikey. I’m learning alot from you!!

  • March 30, 2014 at 10:34 am
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    That was the first video tutorial I have ever watched!!!! I loved it!!!! And then I would use the pictures as reference 🙂

  • March 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm
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    I’ve used this same technique with half DC and even triple crochet stitches. Works great!

  • March 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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    I use this connected DC a LOT. I make purses and use it for the bottom of the purse so it is a more solid piece. I makes a nice pattern and a thick, solid fabric.

  • March 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm
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    I couldn’t tell from the pictures exactly where the horizontal stitch was.

  • March 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm
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    I prefer to look at picture tutorials first. Then I will look for videos only if I can’t figure it out. I find most of the good videos are too slow moving, because I have been crocheting for 40 years and I don’t need all the details, just need to see someone doing it if I need clarification. Unfortunately, there are very few good picture tutorials anymore. I usually can only find videos for new things. Thanks very much for the tutorial. Please make more!

    • March 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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      I understand what you are saying Kathleen, but not everyone has been crocheting as long as we have, and since I taught myself over 40 years ago, by trial and error, I appreciate the effort to teach “newbies” at their own pace so they don’t throw their hands up in frustration and quit trying to learn this art. 🙂

  • March 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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    LOVE IT!!! I have always been irritated by the gaps of double/triple crochet, etc. This is a great fix!!! Please keep these things/ideas/tips/etc coming. I’m a novice, so I need all the help I can get!!!

  • March 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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    I think I will incorporate this stitch into the next top i make. I’ve always used sc, so that the top is not “see through”

  • March 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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    Like Debi, I too thought LDC was Long Double Crochet. The video is much easier to understand so please don’t do away with them.

  • March 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm
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    I know something is wrong with me because I can never “get” a concept from looking at still pictures. I need to see the action, as I do in your videos, Mikey. Please keep making videos – it’s my best way to learn new techniques! Thank you.

  • March 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm
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    Hmm… guess I’m going to have to start reading patterns more carefully. I always thought “LDC” stood for “long” double crochet. Your picture tutorial is very nice, I didn’t even need to watch the video. 🙂

    • March 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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      Uh-oh, I think it does.

      • March 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm
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        I just remembered, wasn’t that name changed to EDC – extended double crochet?

  • March 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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    I like it when both the pictorials and the videos are presented together. Sometimes I find I need to pause videos to really see what’s being done where…they pictorials eliminate the need for this. Having both available for really complicated/advanced stitch work is a great idea.

  • March 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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    I thought the pictorial instructions were fine. Easy concept and I love it! Thanks for all your great tips and tuts.

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    I watched the video first, but I like the picture tutorial as well because then I dont have to keep the video up and running to refresh my mind as I work. Im definately going to try this stitch soon. Thanks!

    • March 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm
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      I think watching the video, then having the pix as a reminder would be the best way to go about it. I like that the pix are directly from the video. I think that helps the recall process more than another hook and different yarn.

    • March 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm
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      I agree with Anna. Instead of having to pause the video I can use the still pictures.

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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    I really love the “LDC” video. I have been crocheting over 35 years and have never heard of it. It’s a great way to eliminate that separation between the stitches and I will remember it.
    Thanks Mikey. You did a great job on the video as well. Hey you’re getting good at this!

    • March 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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      Ditto !!

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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    The pictorial instructions were very confusing. I couldn’t make heads or rails out of it. Much prefer the video

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      March 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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      Thanks Monica… I’m not sure it’s a good idea either… See how it goes.

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm
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    I love the tutorials. I’m a beginner and this is how I’m teaching myself to crochet. Working on the never ending granny square Afghan. My first big project.

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