How to LINK Double Crochet

How to LINK Double Crochet

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Link Double Crochet

Link Double Crochet

Link Double Crochet

To shake things up a bit… I’m going to do my first ever pictorial tutorial showing Link Double Crochet. The video is posted at the bottom. I know due to the bandwidth that videos aren’t always ideal. In today’s blog, I’m going to show it to you in both methods… Pictorial and Video.

Double Link Crochet, as per Red Heart Yarns, is completed by doing the following.

Ldc -Insert hook in center (horizontal) bar of the last st
(or the 2nd ch of beginning ch-3) and draw up a loop (2
loops on hook); insert hook in next st and draw up a loop
(3 loops on hook); [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on
hook] twice.

An example of a pattern for this is the Heart & Sole Crochet Socks.

You would complete this type of stitch when you don’t want the stitches to appear sparse between the posts. It locks stitches together on the top and bottom as usual BUT also locks them together in the middle as well. It provides a more solid look to your finished project.

This is how you start a new row and/or begin from a chain.

How to Link Double Crochet

To begin either on Chain or a new row. If a new row, automatically chains 3.

LINK Double Crochet

Begin by inserting your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook.

LINK Double Crochet Pictorial

Yarn Over and pull through the chain and hold onto your hook.

Linke Double Crochet Tutorial

Insert your hook into the stitch where the chain started from if doing a new row. If you are starting from scratch from just working on a chain, insert your hook into the next chain.

MIkey demonstrating LINK Double Crochet

Yarn over and pull through the stitch (or chain if you are just crocheting on the chain) leaving 3 loops on the hook.

Mikey demonstrating LINK Double Crochet

Finish the stitch off like traditional double crochet. Yarn over and pull through 2…

Mikey demonstrating LINK Double Crochet

Yarn over again and pull through 2 remaining loops… leaving 1 Loop on your hook. Stitch is complete.

 

Now we repeat across the chain and/or row doing the following.

Link Double Crochet Demonstration

There is a horizontal bar that is in the middle of the last stitch. It is directly in the middle. In this picture, you can see it. It’s directly between my thumbs. The way you pull on your hook makes the world of difference of identifying it.

Link Double Crochet

Insert your hook behind the horizontal bar.

Link Double Crochet

Yarn Over and pull through the loop (horizontal bar).

Mikey, Learn to Link Double Crochet

There will be two loops on your hook.

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Insert your hook into the next stitch (or chain if just starting out). Yarn Over and pull through stitch.

Learn to Link Double Crochet

You have three loops on your hook. Finish the stitch by yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over again and pull through 2 remaining loops. Stitch is complete.

Are these types of articles helpful to you? I would love your feedback! Leave a comment below.

 

Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.