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|Work the beginning chain as normal. Work the first row of stitches by inserting your hook in the second chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. The loop you have just pulled up takes the place of the yarnover in a regular double crochet but does not create the "space" normally associated with a yarnover.|
|Insert your hook in the next foundation chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will now have three loops on your hook, just as you would for a normal double crochet.|
|To finish the stitch, simply work as you would a normal double crochet, yarn over and draw through two loops twice. Notice the horizontal bar created on the post of the stitch.|
|To work subsequent linked double crochets, insert your hook from top to bottom behind the horizontal bar on the post of the stitch you just worked. This horizontal bar runs parallel to the front loop at the top of the stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop through the bar. Insert your hook in the next chain; yarn over and pull up a loop. Work these loops off as before. Repeat this stitch to the end of the row.|
For successive rows, chain two to equal the height of the double crochet row, insert your hook in the second chain and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch as usual, and work the loops off of the hook as before. Work the remainder of the row as above.
See, it's easy! Notice how the fabric is solid, without the tiny gaps between stitches, making it perfect for quick projects. As your piece gets bigger, you will really begin to notice the gorgeous drape as well.
You can experiment with inserting a row of lacier stitches between the linked stitches rows.
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|My second trial cross as I wrote out the pattern. There are errors in it, such as it is missing one picot stitch on the lower right portion of the cross-duh me! And half of the picots are actually ch-2's until I remembered they were supposed to be picot stitches-double duh! But, this is a more accurate photo than the above one, to get an idea of what you are making. Lord willing, tomorrow there will be a perfectly formed, lovely picture in the place of these two somewhat amature-ish, less than perfect ones here now.|
|The beauty and wisdom of God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me!|
Have a LOVEly day!
|(This was stitched with sc, one square for each sc, simply because of the small size of the project.)|