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Linked Double Crochet Cluster: Stitch Tutorial

Maybe you’ve heard of the linked double crochet, well the linked double crochet cluster is similar, but just an expanded use of linking stitches.

I was sitting around messing with a colorwork design that I wanted to work up and I just wanted something different. Something NOT super thick because it’s all single crochets. 

So I toyed with the idea of using the linked double crochet. 

And then I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could add in some texture and raise some of these stitches up to put more emphasis on the contrast between the focus and the background of the piece? And so, the linked double crochet cluster stitch was born. 

At least, I don’t know of anywhere this particular use of linking exists. I may not have invented it, but I hadn’t see it used before or since.

Why learn the linked double crochet cluster?

This stitch allows you to simultaneously play with texture, while  improving the look of your overall fabric.

I like to use this this stitch / technique in conjunction with the linked double crochet to create raised stitches on my base fabric. Like in the Love Yourself / Go Fuck Yourself reversible pillow.

If you know how to do a cluster stitch, it is not a far stretch to do the linked double crochet cluster! And it will help to keep your fabric from having all of those pesky gaps. You know, those gaps that come along with using standard double crochets and cluster stitches? Yeah, totally a thing of the past!

For an example, just check the image below!

Gap free? Yes please!

In less than 10 minutes, you will be on your way to significantly improving your crochet life! Just grab a hook and some yarn and watch the video tutorial for this amazing crochet stitch below!

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If you cannot see a playable embedded video below, you can click the button to find it directly on YouTube!

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Free Crochet Pattern – Plant Purgatory Wall Hanging

Let’s face it, just because you love plants, doesn’t automatically mean you have the greenest thumb on the planet…If you or someone you know keeps buying plants just to watch them slowly die on a shelf (like me…) then this wall hanging is the perfect in-good-humor free crochet pattern to stitch up 😀

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