How to Crochet: Linked Double Treble Crochet (ldtr)By Candace – 6 Comments
If you like using tall stitches but want a denser fabric, linked stitches will help you make the project you want. The linked double treble is just one of the may stitches you can use in this way. In short, it is formed as follows:
Yo (yarn over) and pull up a look in each of the three horizontal bars of the previous dtr (4 loops will be on hook). Insert hook into the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop. (Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.
Here is a breakdown in photos for clarification.
Left-handed crocheters can mouse over the photos for another view.
First, let’s identify the horizontal bars that will be worked in.
Insert hook and pull up a loop in the top bar. Insert hook and pull up a loop in the middle bar. Insert hook and pull up a loop in the bottom bar.
Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop
(Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times
The stitch is complete and you can continue across the row.
One thing to note is that making linked stitches is a lot like working in Tunisian crochet sideways, and it shares the same tendency to curl. Turning your work and working in the opposite direction helps mitigate some of the effect, but be prepared to block your work.
If you need further help or clarification, feel free to leave a comment.