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Linked crochet is a special crochet technique that combines the best of both standard and Tunisian Crochet. Learn the technique with these tutorials and beautiful patterns.
What do you get when you mix the best of both from standard and Tunisian Crochet? That’s right, you get linked crochet!
I personally love linked crochet. It is such a fun and innovative technique of creating crochet fabric. It takes the best qualities of both standard crochet stitches which are easy to work without the need for a special crochet hook. As well as that it creates a dense crochet fabric without gaps that is typical for Tunisian Crochet.
Table of contents
- What is Linked Crochet?
- Linked Crochet Secrets Revealed in Video
- What makes Linked Crochet so special?
- Linked Crochet Patterns
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
What is Linked Crochet?
Linked crochet is a special technique that allows you to connect or link basic stitches used in standard crochet with each other. This technique reduces and minimizes the gaps between the stitches.
This technique creates a dense crochet fabric with minimal gaps and openwork between crochet stitches. It is especially useful for taller stitches. However, you can absolutely use this technique for the most basic stitch like single crochet. It creates a lovely texture.
Using this technique will result in a fabric that has a tighter texture and resembles Tunisian Crochet without the need for any special hooks. By changing the technique of working the basic stitches ever so slightly, you can achieve the characteristics of a Tunisian Crochet fabric without any gaps.
Linked Crochet Secrets Revealed in Video
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What makes Linked Crochet so special?
Linked crochet is a special technique for a few reasons. It is a completely innovative technique that bridges the gap between standard crochet and Tunisian Crochet.
It gives you the opportunity to achieve the look and characteristics of Tunisian Crochet fabric using a standard crochet hook. If you use a linked crochet for the taller stitches like double or treble crochet, the finished fabric will resemble a Tunisian simple stitch.
- Linked Single Crochet
- Linked Half Double Crochet
- Linked Double Crochet
- Linked Treble Crochet
- Chainless Linked Crochet Foundation Chain Stitches
The biggest advantage of linked crochet is the drastic reduction in the amount and the size of gaps in your fabric. You can easily create a tighter texture in your crochet fabric by using linked crochet.
Because you connect the individual stitches to each other one at a time, the fabric has no gaps. This means that you can also use the taller linked stitches in place of single crochet where a tight texture is needed. Just imagine if you could achieve the feel and texture of a large blanket worked in single crochet in half of the time! With linked crochet, you certainly can.
This technique also works well for amigurumi or home decor where you do not want the stuffing to show through gaps. However, you can replace the time-consuming single crochet with linked double or even treble crochet!
Learn more Linked Crochet Tips here!
Linked Crochet Patterns
Connecting stitches together and tighter texture is desirable for many crochet projects. You can use linked crochet for various projects from potholders, baskets, bags or toys, and pumpkins.
You can also apply linked crochet to a single crochet stitch. This does not make the finished fabric any tighter. However, it changes the overall texture of the single crochet stitch and gives it another dimension.
I have compiled together some of the patterns I designed with the linked crochet technique. As you can see, the technique is very versatile and suitable for various projects.
Linked Crochet Beanie
Every crocheter has made more than one beanie. Whether that is for themselves or as a gift for others. Beanies are crochet items that get a lot of use during the cooler season. Which means they are washed more often too.
Depending on the fiber you use, some beanies will last longer than others. Certain fibers are more stretchy than others and can lose their shape rather quickly.
All this contributes to your beanies looking tired and worn sooner than you would like. However, this is where using linked crochet can help. If you use this technique, you will create a more dense texture which will make your beanie last longer. Secondly, if there are fewer gaps in your crochet beanie, it will certainly keep you warmer too.
I have designed a crochet beanie using linked crochet. The pattern is available in my brand new eBook LINKED CROCHET MADE EASY.
Linked Crochet Storage Basket or Bowl Cozy
Using linked crochet can be very useful for homeware items. Tighter textures, dense fabric, and no gaps are desired when creating a basket or a cozy.
This means that whatever you will place inside your basket, will be stored safely. You can even make a small basket for your desk that will hold small items securely. Use it for paperclips, stitch markers, or small personal items like earrings.
Using linked crochet for a bowl cozy gives you an extra layer of protection. The cozy will have no gaps and is dense enough to protect your fingers. Whether the bowl is hot from a soup or freezing cold from ice cream, your bowl cozy will protect your fingers.
You can find a great pattern for a Cozy & Storage Basket in my“Linked Crochet Made Easy” eBook here.
Dishcloth, Washcloth or Wash Glove using Linked Crochet
Washcloths are such quick and relaxing projects. However, you can make this project even quicker by using the linked crochet technique. Secondly, it makes the fabric more durable and reduces quick wear and tear from frequent use. It means the dishcloths will be even more environmentally friendly as they will last much longer.
The tight texture is important when using a washcloth or wash glove. Not only it improves durability, but it also protects you from simply scratching your skin with your fingernail.
You can find a beautiful washcloth pattern in the “Linked Crochet Made Easy” eBook.
Linked Crochet Pumpkin
The crochet pumpkin season is in full swing! You can too make this fun home decor that will last you through the fall.
The great thing is, you can make a crochet pumpkin super fast if you use linked crochet. The taller stitches linked together will create a dense texture so you can whip up a pumpkin in no time.
The dense fabric with no gaps will be useful for crochet pumpkin as you do not want your stuffing to show through.
I have designed a crochet pumpkin using linked crochet, the free pattern is available on my website. FREE LARGE CROCHET PUMPKIN PATTERN AS FALL DECOR USING LINKED CROCHET is available on my website. I have also included this pattern in my latest “Linked Crochet Made Easy” eBook.
Linked Crochet Potholder
The fabric needs to be extra thick, dense with minimal gaps in order to protect your fingers from the heat. A super thick potholder will also last longer and will not wear out as easily.
Crochet potholders can get dirty easily, hence why they need to be washed frequently. They are mostly used for handling hot pots and pans and can get stained easily. That means you usually have to wash them at high temperatures.
If you use a linked crochet, your crochet potholder will last longer. Secondly, it will not stretch out of proportion when washed often.
Check out my AMAZING CROCHET POTHOLDER – DOUBLE THICK DIAGONAL FREE PATTERN which is available on my website. It is also part of my “Linked Crochet Made Easy” eBook on this fun technique.
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