How to: Crochet the Linked Hdc Stitch

How to: Crochet the Linked Hdc Stitch

One of my most favorite things about crochet, well I have a lot of favorite things that I love about crochet, but I am obsessed with crochet texture, the amazing ability to combine basic crochet stitches to create this gorgeous texture. I could crochet gorgeous texture all day long and the challenge of combining different crochet stitches to see what it may create. When you try that amazing texture with different yarn weights, colors, even trying it with variegated yarn will change the way the crochet stitch comes out and it's amazing!

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1.  Vintage Ripple Beanie   2. Morgan Beanie   3. Jelly Bean Beanie

The half double crochet is that magical stitch that has a beautiful simple texture but works up significantly quicker than a single crochet stitch.  But today, I worked up the linked half double crochet stitch and this stitch has been added to my what can I make next with this list? I would love to work this gorgeous stitch in rows with a combination of another stitch that is a little less texture and it would create a gorgeous contrast! So grab you yarn, crochet hook and get ready to get hooked on the Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch, trust me, you will become addicted and will love making it and guess what?  This crochet stitch is fun to make! So lets dive in!

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Materials
  • Yarn: Medium, Weight 4; Your Color Choice. Sample is made with I Love This Yarn! Ocean
  • Hook: K (6.50mm) from the Leither Co. 
  • Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape

Pattern Key

  • St/Sts: Stitch(es)
  • Ch: Chain
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Special Stitch

  • Lhdc: Linked Half Double Crochet - insert hook into the vertical bar of previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook. 

Notes

  • To make the first Lhdc, use the second chain from the hook as the first vertical bar. 

Foundation

  • Chain in Multiples of Any Number (add 1 for base chain)

Pattern 

Row 1: 1 Lhdc into the 3rd ch from the hook (picking up a loop from the 2nd ch), 1 Lhdc in next ch and each ch across. 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc) and turn, 1 Lhdc into next st and each st across. 

Repeat Row 2 until desired length is reached.

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Projects that I Love!!

1.  Stained Glass Blanket   2. Heidi Blanket  3. By the Bay Tunic

Need more inspiration? A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket!  This blanket can be customized any way you like! ~Ashley

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