Linked Treble Crochet – BEST Tutorial for LTR

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This Crochet Tutorial is all about the Linked Treble 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. Also, this stitch looks pretty normal as rows or rounds of treble crochet. But its texture looks different when you crochet it. This technique creates a dense crochet stitch with virtually no gaps.

It is a great crochet stitch for things that require sturdy fabric like bags, baskets, or warm blankets.

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Linked Treble Crochet which is a Crochet Tutorial using Photos and a Video by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

As the name says, the stitches are linked as you crochet the Linked Treble Crochet. This technique allows you to prevent having gaps between the stitches. Also it makes sure you do not have too much bulkiness when creating a more tight stitch.

If you would like to know how to crochet this stitch in a double crochet version, check out my tutorial for it HERE.

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Please check out the texture and look of one row of linked treble crochets. 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 crochets. you should use the linked double crochet. It will also go much faster.

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

Video Tutorial for the Linked Treble Crochet

So, let’s get started with the Linked Treble Crochet Video Tutorial. The photo tutorial can be found right underneath it.

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Photo Tutorial for the Linked Treble Crochet

In Rows and Rounds

How to crochet the Linked Treble Crochet in a Row

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 and 4th chain from the hook. You now have 4 loops on your hook. Finish this like a normal treble crochet (*yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, repeat from * two more times). You made your first linked treble crochet.  Now you see these horizontal bars (picture 3 and 4).

Linked Treble Crochet photo tutorial
Linked Treble Crochet which is a Crochet Tutorial using Photos and a Video by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Step 2: *Insert your hook thru the first horizontal bar and pull up a loop,  insert your hook into the next bar and pull up a loop, and then insert the hook into the next chain and yarn over and pull up a loop  (4 loops on hook). Finish it like a normal treble crochet. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Chain 4 and turn.

How to finish a Round using the Linked Treble 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 all 2 loops. Now, insert the hook through the top horizontal bar (bottom up) of the last stitch.

how to crochet ltr in round

Step 2: Now, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Feel free to also slip stitch to the actual loops of the first stitch of that round. Although it does not make too much of a difference. You would now chain 4 and continue with linked treble crochet in the new round.

linked tr in round joined together

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

If this Linked Treble Crochet Photo and Video Tutorial were helpful to you, please share it so others get to see and enjoy it also. Thank you!

Also, do not let the picture below confuse you! The stitch’s edges are straight, I just pulled it a bit too much before taking a picture. Will update it soon.

I hope you enjoyed this linked double crochet stitch tutorial. It is a very useful stitch to master. If you think your crochet friends might like to learn something new too, share this tutorial with them directly or share on social media. You can also pin it to your favorite Pinterest Board for future reference. 

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for the video! I really like linked stitches. I have used them for a few original projects, a long sweater jacket and a skirt. I always told myself to make a photo tutorial of how I joined the linked stitches in the round, but I never figured out how to make it look smoother and minimize the seam. Now I know and can make a new skirt!

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