The linked double crochet is a double crochet stitch that links to the previous double crochet. The result is a more closed appearance than the regular double crochet gives.
Here are the 6 easy steps to making the linked double crochet (ldc) and an example of the perfect pattern to use it on.
Linked Double Crochet (LDC) Tutorial
Step 1: Insert hook in horizontal bar of previous double crochet. (this can be a regular double crochet or a linked double crochet)
Step 2: Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
Step 3: Insert hook in the next stitch of your previous row (the row you should be working stitches into).
Step 4: Yo and pull up a loop. (Note: This photo doesn’t show, but you should be pulling up your loop to the height of your current stitch.)
Step 5: Yo and pull through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops remain)
Step 6: Yo and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook. The Linked Double Crochet (LDC) is now complete.
Projects it’s good for
The finished product is a fully closed set of stitches that will resemble a solid fabric without the bulk of tight stitches.
This stitch is perfect if you’re looking for something that drapes more like a fabric – instead of the usual lacy (or holey as my hubby says) project. I used this in my American Flag afghan because I wanted it to have the look of a solid fabric, and I succeeded! (Pattern will be released Friday, April 28, 2017)
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