Just like the Linked Double Crochet (LDC), the Linked Treble Crochet (LTC) stitch is perfect for when you want the height of a Treble Crochet stitch, but need a more dense fabric. Here is how it is done!
Photo 1: This tutorial was made for the Alex Earwarmer pattern, so I started with a few rows of sc to start. For the beginning of my LTC row, I made a ch3.
You will now draw up 3 loops.
Photo 2: Insert hook into the second chain of the beginning ch3, draw up a loop. 2 loops on hook.
Photo 3: Insert hook into first chain of the beginning ch3, draw up a loop. 3 loops on hook.
Photo 4: Insert hook into same stitch as beginning ch2, draw up a loop. 4 loops on hook.
Photo 5: Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (twice). Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops. Starting LTC made.
Photo 6: To work the next stitch, and every other stitch in the Row, you will pull up 3 more loops. Two in the horizontal bars across the previous stitch (see hook in Photo 6 for two horizontal bars), and the third in the next stitch of the previous Row.
Photo 7: Pull up a loop in the top bar. 2 loops on hook.
Photo 8: Pull up a loop in the bottom bar. 3 loops on hook.
Photo 9: Pull up a loop in next stitch. 4 loops on hook.
Photo 10: Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (twice). Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops. LTC made.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful stitch! I love using it for patterns that require a denser stitch such as the Alex Earwarmer pattern shown above. This allows less airflow and a warmer finished item.
Until next time!
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