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I was first introduced to the Link Double Crochet stitch in the pattern book “Crochet You Way” when I crocheted a sweater a few years ago. If you like the height of the double but you do not want the spaces in between the stitches, then the Linked Double crochet is a stitch you will want to master.

The Linked Double is a great stitch to add to stitch database. It is the same height as the traditional double crochet the difference being is that it is linked at the center of each post. This enables you to get the same height, eliminating the gaps that you often have with double crochets. It is made the same as a double crochet but we are just chaining one step.

**Linked Double Crochet Tutorial:**

I am starting with a base row of 10 single crochets.

Note: You do not have to use a base row of single crochet, but I decided to for demonstration purposes.

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Step 1: chain 3

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Step 2: Insert hook through second chain from hook and draw through loop.

Note: There should be two loops on hook.

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Step 3: Insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.

Note:  There should be three loops on hook.

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through two loops twice.

First linked double crochet completed!

Second Linked Double Crochet

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Step 1: Insert hook through horizontal crossbar of stitch just worked.

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Step 2: Yarn over and draw through loop.

Note: There should be two loops on hook.

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Step 3: Insert hook through next stitch and draw through loop.

Note: There should be three loops on hooks.

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Step 4: Yarn over and draw through two loops twice.

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Repeat the steps for the second Linked Double Crochet across.

You have just completed your first row of Linked Double Crochet, what do you think? I thought it was a great twist on an already familiar stitch.

Would love to hear what you thoughts are on the Linked Double Crochet.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.