Linked Double Crochet – BEST Tutorial for LDC

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This Crochet Tutorial is all about the Linked Double Crochet, a special dense crochet stitch. The tutorial has a complete photo and video step-by-step guide to help you understand how to crochet this stitch.


Furthermore, I added an additional section on how to do this stitch in a round. Most tutorials either do not cover or have separately. So here you will learn how to crochet this stitch in a row and in a round.

In addition, this stitch does not only look a bit different than normal rows or rounds of double crochet, its texture really looks different when you crochet it in a row.

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Just look at the picture below and see how different the right and wrong side of the first and second row look like – very much different from normal rows of double crochet.

Linked Double Crochet Tutorial shown using a furls crochet hook and caron simply soft yarn

That is because, as the name says, they are linked as you crochet them. This technique allows you to prevent having gaps between the stitches. It also makes sure you do not have too much bulkiness showing when creating a tighter stitch.

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As you will also see below in the photo and video tutorial, you will not need to yarn over before you start making this stitch. You will do that as you go and link and create your linked double crochets.

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close up of the density of the stitch

Video Tutorial for the Linked Double Crochet

So, let’s get started with the Linked Double Crochet Video Tutorial. The photo tutorial can be found right underneath it. Be sure to check it out!

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If this video tutorial above was too confusing to you, please check out my photo tutorial below. It will be much more clear for you, I promise. It includes all the parts shown above, just as a still photo.

So, having learned how to crochet linked double crochets can be helpful. However, it also will add important crochet knowledge to your repertoire.

Before, I start with the photo tutorial, please check out the texture and look of just one row of linked double crochets. You can see that it looks like 2 rows of single crochets with a horizontal line in between.

This means, if you want to crochet a piece that has a similar look as single crochets, without having to crochet single crochets, you should use the linked double crochet. It will also go much faster.

In fact, I created this tutorial due to a request of one of my followers. She also wants me to create a hat using this stitch so she can make lots of them for donations. Well, that hat is finished and will be published this Saturday. So look out for that!

Also, I have the LINKED HALF DOUBLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LHDC as well as the LINKED TREBLE CROCHET – BEST TUTORIAL FOR LTR tutorials available on my website. In the mean time, check out my other very popular crochet stitch tutorials HERE.

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Photo Tutorial for the Linked Double Crochet

In Rows and Rounds

Step 1: First, make a chain of the length you desire or need. Then, insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, then repeat this with the 3rd chain from the hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Finish this like a normal double crochet (yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, yarn over, pull thru 2 loops). You made your first linked double crochet. Now you see this horizontal bar (picture 3).

linked double crochet stitch

Step 2: *Insert your hook and pull up a loop and then insert the hook into the next chain and yarn over and pull up a loop (Pictures 1 and 2) and finish it like a normal double crochet. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn. Insert the hook thru the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; now insert the hook thru the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.

how to do a linked double crochet

Step 3: Now finish it as a normal double crochet. Repeat the sentences above where the * is for all the stitches in this row.

linked double crochet tutorial

Step 4: You will see below now (picture 2) how it looks like after 2 rows.

Let’s say, you are making rounds. If you, after round 1, want to connect the first with the last stitch via a linked slip stitch, you will need to insert the hook thru the horizontal loop of the last stitch (top down) and then insert the hook thru the horizontal bar from the first stitch (bottom up), then yarn over and pull thru all 3 loops. You would now chain 3 and continue with linked double crochets in the new round.

ldc crochet stitch

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Linked Double Crochet Tutorial shown using a furls crochet hook and caron simply soft yarn
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2 Comments

  1. I just watched the video for Double Crochet. At the beginning it was rather fast. I had to stop and rewind then I just decided to watch a little bit and then stop it and try it then start it again. Near the end of the first row I was able to understand what she was doing and able to continue without stopping. ? if it was a little slower at the beginning it would be awesome. I got so frustrated. I’m ok now. Lol. Thank you for teaching me this new stitch. You are awesome.

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