The Linked Half Double Stitch is a beautiful crochet stitch to look at. It is easy to work up and wonderful in blankets!
The linked Half Double Stitch is similar to the linked double and linked treble stitches in that the stitch is linked to the base of the stitch next to it.
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The resulting fabric is a solid piece that is not too heavy. It is also the same on both sides.
If you are familiar with Tunisian crochet, you will notice that a similar technique is used.
If you have used this stitch before, I would love to hear how in the comments!
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Linked Half Double Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain 2 and turn your work.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you can use any number of stitches plus one extra for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 chain stitches.
The first thing to note in this pattern is the beginning linked half double crochet. When you work the first linked stitch in a row, you will treat the second chain stitch as the vertical bar.
So for the first linked stitch you will insert your hook into the second chain from your hook, yarn over and draw up a loop.
Next insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and draw up a loop.
Finally, yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook. Your first linked half double stitch is now made.
Two work the next stitch, and each stitch in the row afterward, insert your hook in the middle horizontal bar of the previous stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop.
Insert your hook into the next stitch and draw up a loop.
Yarn over and draw through all loops on your hook.
Repeat Step Two all the way to the end of the row. Chain two and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern you are going to repeat steps one and two. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you next week! Until then, happy crocheting!