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.
Watch the double weave and link crochet stitch video tutorial:
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.
* repeat from here as required
ch chain
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
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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