The Linked Double Crochet Stitch (LDC)

Stitch Description

The Linked Double Crochet Stitch is a variation of the double crochet stitch. It creates a much closer and tighter fabric than the traditional double crochet. It has the same height of the traditional stitch, but it results in a much denser fabric. This makes this stitch great for projects that could use some density, but without the bulk of a single crochet stitch.

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count

  Pattern Repeat 

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

  • Prep Step A: Chain three to get the stitch height necessary for the stitch.
  • Prep Step B: Insert hook into second chain from the hook, yarn over, and draw through.
  • Prep Step C: Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, and draw through loop. (3 loops on hook)
  • Prep Step D: Work as normal double crochet: yarn over, draw through two, yarn over, and draw through final two stitches.
  • Step 1: Insert hook into horizontal bar of previous stitch from top to bottom.
  • Step 2: Yarn over and draw loop through bar.
  • Step 3: Insert hook into next stitch in the row.
  • Step 4: Yarn over and draw through loop.
  • Step 5: Yarn over and draw through two sts.
  • Step 6: Yarn over and draw through remaining two sts.

Swatch Photos

LDC-Example

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