How to Crochet Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Sep 21, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet the Linked Double Crochet Stitch with this complete photo & video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

The Linked Double Crochet Stitch is a fabulous (and simple!) variation of the double crochet stitch which links dc stitches together creating a more dense fabric without the holes. Perfect for blankets or wearables – anything you want fewer gaps in the stitches.

I fell in love with linked stitches with the Half Double Crochet Linked Stitch which I used in my Easy Breezy Day Cowl. Linked stitches create a unique and interesting look to your fabric.

The Linked Double Crochet Stitch is a great stitch for when you want the look of single crochet yet want your project to grow a little faster. In fact, this stitch actually looks like stacked single crochet stitches!

I will be releasing a new design in the next few days – the Luxe Boho Christmas Stocking. While working on the design I really wanted to use a stitch that wouldn’t have as many gaps but would still work up pretty quickly. I tried several different stitches before deciding on the Linked Double Crochet Stitch – and it really worked out perfectly! Be sure to check back in the next few days for that pattern!

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  3. Blackberry Salad Stitch

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial with Written Pattern Instructions

Supplies shows in photos & video:

Lion Brand Color Made Easy in Birch

Gnome Crochet Hook by Clay & Fiber Co – soooo cute!!

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Abbreviations:

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

Linked Double Crochet (LDC): insert hook into horizontal bar of previous stitch from top to bottom, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Note: To make 1st LDC at beg of row, ch 3 and treat 2nd ch from hook as the single vertical thread, yo and pull up a loop & continue.

Multiple: ch any number of chains + 3 for the foundation ch

Time needed: 1 day.

Linked Double Crochet (LDC) Tutorial

  1. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop

    Linked Double Crochet Process 1

  2. skip next ch, insert hook into 4th ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop

    Linked Double Crochet Process 1

  3. yo, pull through 2 loops on hook,

    Linked Double Crochet Process 3

  4. yo, pull through remaining 2 loops. (1st LDC made)

    Linked Double Crochet Process 4

  5. (Next LDC) Insert hook into horizontal bar of previous stitch just made,

    Linked Double Crochet Process 5

  6. yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook),

    Linked Double Crochet Process 6

  7. yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

    Linked Double Crochet Process 7

  8. Repeat to the end of the chain or throughout the remainder of your row.

  9. Additional rows: Turn, ch 3, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop,

    Linked Double Crochet Process 8

  10. insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining two loops.

    Linked Double Crochet Process 9

Continue working LDC in each st or as indicated in pattern.

Linked Double Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

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2 Comments

  1. Joanne Madison

    Your pictures are excellent because I could see exactly what you’re doing for this stitch. Thank you!

    • Tonya Bush

      I am so glad you found it helpful Joanne! Thank you for your feedback! 😊❤️