Linked Single Crochet – BEST Tutorial for LSC

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This is a free tutorial for the Linked Single Crochet stitch. The tutorial has both step by step photos and videos so a crocheter of any level of experience can learn this fun stitch.


Linked single crochet is such a unique stitch and technique. The stitch itself is very dense and it creates a thick fabric. It has no holes or gaps which is desirable for many crochet projects.

Perhaps you are working on a hat or a sweater and need the stitches to be tight to keep the wearer toasty warm on cold days. Maybe you are looking for a dense stitch to create a super warm blanket for a special recipient. Or maybe you are simply tired of the same-old look for the basic single crochet stitch. Look no further!

The linked single crochet has you covered. 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 tutorial

Unique Crochet Technique

This photo and video tutorial teaches you how to work the Linked Single Crochet which has a slightly different look than the normal single crochet. I also have the tutorials for the Linked Half Double Crochet, Linked Double Crochet and Linked Treble Crochet on my website. The Linked Single Crochet finishes up the round-up of the Linked Crochet.

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Some of these tutorials also have some free crochet patterns associated with them. In fact, as I am writing this tutorial for the Linked Single Crochet I am already working on a fun tutorial for a free crochet pattern.

I have used this fun crochet stitch and technique in my CROCHET CAT BOOKMARK – FREE PATTERN which you can find here in my website.

Crochet Bookmarks are actually a lot more fun that I first thought. They are also super fast to make and simply look adorable. Once you have the flat “body” made, you can any animal or human limbs and heads you like.

Now, let’s get started with the Photo Tutorial for the Linked Single Crochet which is followed by a video tutorial for it.

Learn More Linked Crochet Tips

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 wanted to learn more tips and tricks about the linked crochet technique, grab my eBook Linked Crochet Made Easy.

How to crochet the Linked Single Crochet – Video Tutorial

Please watch the below video tutorial to help you learn the linked single crochet stitch more visually. I go over this technique in great detail in my video. You can also pause or scroll back and watch it a few times.

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Learn how to crochet the Linked Single Crochet – Photo Tutorial

1. First, make a chain of any number. Now turn your work.

starting chain for tutorial

2. In the second chain from the hook, crochet 1 single crochet. Look at the left loop that my left thumb is pointing at.

first single crochet

3. Insert the hook into the just mentioned loop.

the start of the linking technique

4. Now, insert the hook into the next chain.

starting linked single crochet

5. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook.

finishing 1 linked single crochet

6. Yarn over and pull thru all 3 loops. You now made your first linked single crochet stitch. Now, insert your hook into the outer left loop (of the 3 loops you just had on your hook) and repeat the steps 4 and 5 to make your next linked single crochet stitch.

1 linked single crochet

7. After one row, you will see the linked single crochets look like the ones below.

Linked Single Crochet 1 row

8. Now, chain one and turn your work and repeat the steps above to crochet more linked single crochet stitches. You will now start seeing the diagonals show up which show the stitches main characteristic, besides being linked.

dense fabric created with the stitch

More On Linked Crochet

I hope you love this fun tutorial as much as I do. If you love it, please use the social media share buttons above or below and share this pattern link with the world and your friends.

If you find this technique interesting, I have many resources on this topic on my website. LINKED CROCHET TECHNIQUE TOP TIPS AND CROCHET PATTERNS is a great place to start exploring this technique.

CROCHET SECRETS REVEALED: WHY LINKED CROCHET IS SO SPECIAL + PATTERNS dives deeper into why this technique is so special and why you should definitely try it.

That way you will find it easily again when you need it and you also provide the world and your friends with the ability to gain extra crochet knowledge as well.

And to top it off, you help me as it allows me to create more content that you love already and want to see more of – free crochet patterns and tutorials. So, thank you for sharing.

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You can have the most amazing pattern and yarn in the world, but if you don’t have the knowledge on how to crochet in a way that makes you proud, then all your work is for nothing.

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