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Details about how to increase linked crochet stitches from the basic to the taller stitches, including Single, Half Double, Double, and Treble Crochet Stitches.
Many crochet projects require shaping. This means that you will have to apply the basic increase and decrease technique in order to achieve this.
Linked crochet is not any different. You can easily increase linked crochet stitches. Whatever your project is, you will be able to shape it using this fun technique.
I have included handy tutorials to the basic linked crochet stitches if you need to remind yourself how to work these. They create a unique fabric with no gaps, really closely textured.
If you need tutorials on how to decrease linked crochet stitches, then you are in luck, cause I have those also.
Table of contents
- What is Linked Crochet?
- Linked Crochet Increasing – Video Tutorial
- Linked Crochet Increase
- Brand New Linked Crochet eBook
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
What is Linked Crochet?
It is a special crochet technique between standard crochet and Tunisian Crochet. You connect or link the individual crochet stitches together. This minimizes the gaps between stitches. It creates a thick fabric with virtually no gaps or openwork.
This fun way of crocheting creates such a dense fabric with virtually no holes throughout your work. It is desired for sturdy projects that need to hold their shape or have no gaps for items to fall through.
This is a desired characteristic for projects which need to be sturdy without the need for big gaps. As an example, it could be bags, pouches, mats, rugs, cushion covers, etc. The possibilities are endless.
I have put together 5 tops tips and tricks for using the linked crochet technique and how it’s similar and different from regular and Tunisian Crochet. If you wanted to find out a bit more about this fun technique, check out LINKED CROCHET TECHNIQUE TOP TIPS AND CROCHET PATTERNS.
Linked Crochet Increasing – Video Tutorial
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Linked Crochet Increase
Increasing linked crochet is much the same technique as standard increase. The only difference is, you need to link the increasing stitch to the previous one. To increase linked crochet stitches, you can simply work two stitches into the same stitch. This allows you to shape your crochet fabric in any way you wish to.
In the example below you see how to increase a linked treble crochet stitch. The video above shows all stitch increases in a lot more detail.
Increasing Linked Single Crochet
Linked single crochet is the smallest of the linked stitches. It’s linked so the gaps between stitches are smaller, and it doesn’t look like your everyday single crochet. As a bonus, it’s very easy to learn!
Whether you have a pattern that requires a tight stitch with no gaps or you just love the look, the linked single crochet is a great stitch to learn. Linked single crochet decrease is one of the more simple techniques. LINKED SINGLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LSC is a tutorial right here on the website.
If you wish to shape your linked crochet fabric, you can simply work two linked single crochet stitches into the same stitch. This will increase the number of stitches you have.
Increasing Linked Half Double Crochet
Firstly, take a look at my basic LINKED HALF DOUBLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LHDC. This will show you the basic stitch in detail.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to crochet this stitch in a row and in a round so no matter what project you will do, you will know how to crochet it.
Linked half double crochet increase is an easy technique to add extra stitches. You simply work the standard half double crochet stitch and add another one into the same stitch linking it to the previous stitch.
Increasing Linked Double Crochet
This crochet stitch does not only look a bit different than normal rows of double crochet, its texture really looks different when you crochet it in a row.
LINKED DOUBLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LDC allows you to prevent having gaps between the stitches and also makes sure you do not have too much bulkiness showing when creating a tighter stitch.
Increasing in linked double crochet isn’t hard at all. You will work the first linked double crochet into the next stitch. To increase, simply add another double crochet into the same stitch but linked to your previous linked double crochet.
Increasing Linked Treble Crochet
The texture and look of one row of linked treble crochet stitches have such a distinctive look. You can see that it looks like 3 rows of single crochets with two horizontal lines in between.
This means if you want to crochet a piece that has a similar look as single crochet you should use the linked treble crochet. It will also go much faster. To learn the LINKED TREBLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LTR is available here on my website.
Linked treble crochet increase isn’t much different from using the smaller stitches. Once you link the treble crochet to the previous stitch, you simply place it in the same stitch as the previous one. This way you work two stitches into one which means you will increase the number of stitches in your work.
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I hope you find these tutorials on how to increase and decrease linked crochet informative. If you think your friends would like to learn something new too, share this article with them. Do not forget to share it with all your crochet friends on social media or pin it to your favorite Pinterest Board.
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