Linked Double Crochet Tutorial (LDC)

I am still finding new techniques for crochet!
This one is called linked double crochet.
This one looks useful because it reduces the gapes in between double crochet stitches.
Like most crochet stitches it’s easy once you know the steps!

Crochet With Passion

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I was first introduced to the Link Double Crochet stitch in the pattern book “Crochet You Way” when I crocheted a sweater a few years ago. If you like the height of the double but you do not want the spaces in between the stitches, then the Linked Double crochet is a stitch you will want to master.

The Linked Double is a great stitch to add to stitch database. It is the same height as the traditional double crochet the difference being is that it is linked at the center of each post. This enables you to get the same height, eliminating the gaps that you often have with double crochets. It is made the same as a double crochet but we are just chaining one step.

**Linked Double Crochet Tutorial:**

I am starting with a base row of 10 single crochets.

Note: You do not have to use…

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The Best Crochet Washcloth

This reminds me of the slip stitched dishcloth.
Both designs look a lot like knit.
Thought it would be fun to make this to compare.

Morale Fiber

Crochet Washcloth 1

I’ve really been on a cotton kick because of the warm weather (and because cotton is great, as illustrated before), and I was all pumped up ready to do a blog post on crocheting a tunisian simple stitch washcloth out of some pretty blue cotton I’ve had lying around. And then this post from Purl Soho doing exactly what I wanted to do pops up on my Pinterest feed.

Well, hell. There’s really no reason to reinvent the wheel here. Or is there?

Reasons why Tunisian Simple Stitch is the ideal stitch for washcloths:

1. Two-sided: Tunisian simple stitch creates a smooth surface on one side of the work and a nubby, ridged surface (similar to garter stitch) on the other side. (The smooth side is pictured above, the nubby side is pictured below)

crochet washcloth 3 Nubby scrubby goodness.

2. Tunisian simple stitch rows are compact and set close together- no…

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Getting Hooked (or, How to Make a Clasp)

I make a lot of crochet jewelry and would like to incorporate these as closures for necklaces or bracelets.

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Being able to make your own jewelry findings means that you can always create what you need, in the size you need. I love finishing off a handmade piece with a well made clasp, and one of my favorites is the basic wire hook.

I start with a 2.5 inch length of wire, in a pretty heavy weight. I’m using 16g here, but you can change up the gauge and the length to customize your clasp. Sand or file the ends clean, and hammer one end to create a “paddle” shape.

Next, you need to create a small loop (as small as possible) at the flattened end, using the very tip of my round nose pliers.  Make sure you don’t use good precision round nose pliers – the heavier gauge wires could twist the tips out of alignment and ruin your pliers!

On the other end of the wire, make…

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Princesa Jasmine – Princess Jasmine

I have a great niece who is a belly dancer, so when I came across this little design I decided to post it to my blog. I have rekindled my interest in amigurumi from the time I first learned to crochet. Such fun!

Philae Artes


Princess Jasmine – By Philae Artes

Please, do not sell this pattern. It was made by me and I want it free…always!


Light brown yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, inc* x6 (18)

Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 sc, inc* x6 (24)

Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 sc, inc* x6 (30)

Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc (30)

Rnd 10: *sc in next 3 sc, dec* x6  (24)

Put the safety eyes (I didn’t have one, then I made with yarn)

Rnd 11: *sc in next 2 sc, dec* x6 (18)

Rnd 12: *sc in next sc, dec* x6 (12)


Rnd 13: dec x6 (6)


Light brown yarn

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2: sc in each sc (6)

Rnd 3: *sc in next sc, inc* x3…

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