How to Crochet Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch (Lhdc) Photo & Video Tutorial

Feb 19, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet the LInked Half Double Crochet (Lhdc) Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial

I love learning new crochet stitches and I am always on the hunt for something simple with a unique look. The Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch was a fun & easy stitch to learn and it is just a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch.

Basically you are linking two half double crochet stitches together which eliminates the gaps between the stitches. Perfect for potholders or dish cloths – or items you don’t want to see the gaps. The linking of the stitches gives a unique appearance and texture to your finished project. And even though your work is flat there is a subtle ribbed look that I really like!

I have a new FREE crochet pattern using the Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch in the next few days so check back for that – a one skein project!!

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Linked Half Double Crochet (Lhdc) Stitch Photo Tutorial & Written Instructions


ch = chain
Lhdc = linked half double crochet
st = stitch
yo = yarn over
beg = beginning

Lhdc (linked half double crochet): insert hook into single diagonal thread at left-hand side of previous st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: To make 1st Lhdc at beg of row, treat 2nd ch from hook as the single vertical thread

Multiple: ch any number of chains + 1 for the foundation ch

Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial
Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial
Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial
Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial

Row 1: 1 Lhdc in 3rd ch from hook (picking up loop through 2nd ch from hook), 1 Lhdc in next and in every ch to end. Turn

Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as st), 1 Lhdc in same st (begin st by inserting hook into 2nd ch from hook – see photo below), 1 Lhdc in each st to end. Turn.

Linked half double crochet (LHDC) stitch tutorial

Continue repeating row 2 to desired size.


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