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Introduction to Double Crochet Link: D-Link Crochet
Introduction to Double Crochet Link: D-Link Crochet

Double Crochet Link

Double Crochet Link is also known as abbreviations of D-Link. Usually when I talk about this stitch, I simply call it D-Link as it’s easier to roll off the tongue.

With regular double crochet, there are gaps between the stitches. Known as the posts. We’ve come to accept that in crochet and is part of the stitchwork. Sometimes, that look and gapping spaces are not what we want.

Bernat Beyond YarnSame used Bernat Beyond Yarn. Double Crochet Link connects the posts in two spots along the post as well as the top of the stitch. This gives the illusion that it could be 3 single crochet rounds / rows when it’s just one pass of Double Crochet Link.

This prevents any gaps and for those who wish baby blankets to be nice and tight but don’t want to commit to slower stitching work such as the single crochet to make it work.

Written Instructions on How to D-Link

  1. Chain the width you want. There is no multiple counts involved.
  2. Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through loop. Insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull through loop. 4 Loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops – 3 times. *Insert hook in 1st vertical bar, pull through loop, insert in 2nd vertical bar, pull through loop. Insert hook in next available chain, pull through loop. 4 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops – 3 times. Repeat * across.
  3. Ch 1, sc in each st across.
  4. Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through 1 loop. Insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through loop. Insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull through loop. 4 Loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops – 3 times. *Insert hook in 1st vertical bar, pull through loop, insert in 2nd vertical bar, pull through loop. Insert hook in next available chain, pull through loop. 4 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops – 3 times. Repeat * across.
  5. Ch 1, sc in each st across.

The tutorial picture is Diva Dan’s Cowl which is a free pattern which will be released soon. It’s D-Link in the round instead of rows and has surface crochet overlay to give a visual separation between the rounds.

Tutorial

15 thoughts on “How To Double Crochet Link + Tutorial

  1. Love this concept! I have used it in a stuffed project where I needed to change the stitch height for shaping, it worked awesome as the stuffing didn’t show through! :). It seems to me like this should be called triple crochet link though? (As you have four loops on the hook, not three)

  2. I just love how fast this stitch works up thank you for all you do, presently doing a dc sc afghan and I am transitioning that into the d link so much nicer stitch.

  3. There seems to be a missing step between 3 and 4 in the written instructions. Should it be like this?

    3. Ch 1, sc in each st across. Ch 4, turn.

  4. When I do a linked double crochet I only go into one vertical bar. I go into to 2 vertical bars when I do a linked treble; 3 vertical bars for a linked DTR; etc. Same process & results, just named different. Live your tutorials and patterns!

  5. I really liked how the D-Link looked. you mentioned you did it in a granny square and I would like to learn how you did it.

  6. Love it! At first I thought you were mixin vertical and horizontal up. Because when you first started the row it looked like the stitches you were going into were horizontal. But as the row progressed you could see it was vertical. So excited to try this stitch. Thank you!

  7. I can see that stitch as being very useful. I use single crochet often because I hate having the open spaces between stitches. This would speed things up greatly. Thanks!

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