Linked Half Double Crochet – BEST Tutorial for LHDC

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Complete step by step tutorial on how to work linked half double crochet stitch. It is a beginner friendly linked crochet stitch tutorial.


This Crochet Tutorial will teach you the Linked Half Double Crochet. It is a special stitch that does not seem to be well known. The tutorial has a complete photo and video step by step guide. This helps you understand how to crochet this stitch.

In this tutorial you will learn how to crochet this stitch in a row and in a round so no mater what project you will do, you will know how to crochet it.

Also, this stitch looks a bit different than normal rows or rounds of half double crochet. Especially the texture looks a bit different. This stitch is great for potholders or any project where you prefer not having any gaps.

Linking the stitches together, prevents gaps and also creates a bit different look and feel of the project in the end.

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Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch


Besides preventing the gaps, it also makes sure you do not have too much bulkiness appear when creating a more tide stitch.

In case you like to know how to crochet this stitch in a double crochet version, check out my tutorial for it HERE. I even have a treble crochet stitch version of the linked stitches available HERE.

In case you would like to learn more different kinds of more advanced crochet stitches, you could check out my other very popular crochet stitch tutorials HERE.

So, let’s get started with the Linked Half Double Crochet Photo Tutorial. The video tutorial can be found right underneath it. Be sure to watch it!

Video Tutorial for the Linked Half Double Crochet

Take a look at this video tutorial where I show you how to crochet the linked half double crochet stitch. I will teach you step by step on how to create this beautiful and functional crochet stitch.

If the photo tutorial is not for you, please check out my video tutorial below. It will be much more clear for you, I promise. It includes all the parts shown, just as a video.

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What to use linked stitches for?

I 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.

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 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 half double crochet!

It is the perfect stitch for projects that need to be sturdy or offer support. Things like baskets, bowls, bags or cozies.

Photo Tutorial for the Linked Half Double Crochet

In Rows and Rounds

How to crochet the Linked half double Crochet in a Row

Step 1: Make a chain of any length. Then skip the first chain and insert the hook into the second one and pull up a loop. Repeat that step with the next chain. Now having 3 chains on your hook finish the stitch like you normally would for a half double crochet.

This shows how to crochet the Part 1

Step 2: Now, insert the hook thru the outer most loop of the just created half double crochet (left on one if you are right handed), yarn over and pull up the loop. Now insert the hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop as well. Finally, finish the stitch like a normal half double crochet by pulling thru all 3 loops. Repeat this step for the rest of the chains.

This shows how to crochet the Linked Half Double Crochet Part 2

Step 3: Once you reached the end of the row, ch 3 and turn. Again, skip the first chain and insert your hook thru the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, and then repeat that for the first stitch (insert, yarn over and pull up a loop). Then finish the stitch like a normal half double crochet.

This shows how to finish off the link in the stitches

Step 4: Now, Insert the hook again into the outer most loop of the just made stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Next, insert your hook into the next stitch and yarn over and pull up a loop. Finish it like a normal half double crochet.

How to finish a Round using the Linked Half Double Crochet:

Step 1: 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 loops of the last stitch (top down) and then insert the hook thru the bottom horizontal bar from the first stitch (bottom up), then yarn over and pull thru both loops.

This shows how to link the stitch
This shows how to link the crochet stitches

Here is how it looks like after you finished that linked slip stitch. Now you would do step 3 above before you have to link the first to the last stitch again.

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