The Linked Half Double Crochet (lhdc) is one of my favourite stitches! It is simply a variation of the basic Half Double Crochet (hdc), but has a nice tight finish.
The lhdc is great for items that you don’t want to have a lot of stretch and pull. It makes a nice dense fabric with a beautiful look I just adore!
The materials I used for the swatch are:
The linked half double crochet can be done with almost any yarn or hook, so feel free to use whatever you have!
Linked Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial
What Is The Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch
If you can do the half double crochet stitch learning this one shouldn’t be too hard! The variation may take a few tries to get the hang of. If you’re careful not to make your stitches too tight, you should catch on quickly.
You can start with any number of chains, plus one, and there is no pattern repeat.
Here are the steps written out and below you can find the step-by-step photos.
SPECIAL NOTE: I have seen different ways to make the first stitch in the row for the lhdc; the way this tutorial is explained is the way I have found works best for me and am sharing with you how I like do it. I prefer to start with a basic hdc for the first stitch.
Here are the steps written out; and below you can find the step-by-step photos.
Linked Half Double Crochet Written Tutorial
- Hdc into the first stitch.
- Insert hook into single diagonal thread at left-hand side of previous stitch.
- Yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
- Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
- Yarn over, pull through all 3 loop on your hook.
Linked Half Double Crochet Photo Tutorial
Hdc into the first stitch.
Insert hook into single diagonal thread at left-hand side of previous stitch.
Yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook).
Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
Yarn over, pull through all 3 loop on your hook.
Now, you just continue the same steps to the end over your row.
For the next stitch your first insert will go here:
This is where it’s important to have your stitches not too tight! If they are really tight you’ll have trouble inserting your hook in through the bar.
Ready, Set, Crochet!
That’s all there is to it!
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