Crochet the double weave and link crochet stitch (video and written pattern)

If you're looking for a really distinctive and unusual crochet stitch, then the double weave and link pattern is for you. Although it looks very impressive, it's actually easy to pull off.
A highly textured, interlocking stitch, it looks great in two colors and makes a fantastic scarf that will really get people talking. Best of all, it only involves chains, single crochet and double crochet.
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Watch the double weave and link crochet stitch video tutorial:
Materials
A DK or light fingering weight yarn is best for this stitch. The DK will give a warm, snuggly effect while the light fingering yarn will produce a much finer, lacy version of the stitch. This is the kind of project that would look great made up in a really luxurious, silky yarn. Check your yarn band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from here as required
ch chain
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
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Written instructions
This stitch is done in multiples of 10 plus 7. For a scarf, the video recommends a foundation chain of 257 stitches.
Row 1: dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc into next 4 sts. *Ch 5, sk 5, dc in next 5 sts *rep along row, ending with 5dc.
With second color, make second foundation chain the same length as first.
Row 2: dc 3rd ch from the hook, dc into next 5 sts. * Ch 5, now weave your chain from the back through the front of the next 2 ch5 spaces on previous row, sk 5 sts and dc in the next 5 sts, sk 5 sts and dc in the next 5 sts *rep along row, ending with 5 dc.
Repeat row 2 until desired size is reached.
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