How to Crochet: Initial Linked Double Crochet

By Candace – 2 Comments

You can start a row of linked stitches with a normal stitch, but if you’d rather avoid a gap between your turning chain and tour first stitch, you can link the stitch with the chain. Here’s how to do it with a linked double crochet (Ldc):

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At the beginning of the row, ch 3 as usual. Insert your hook into the second ch from the hook.

Yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop.

Insert your hook into the first stitch.

YO and pull up a loop. Now you can finish off like a regular dc.

YO and pull through two loops.

YO and pull through two loops.

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  1. Joyce Ellis says:

    Thank you for this tutorial! I always hate that hole at the beginning of a new row, problem solved! YEA!!

  2. fleurdelis says:

    This new stitch will really come in handy. I wish I new how to do it a few weeks ago when I was making simple dc baby sweaters. Next time!

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