I am always on the lookout for a quick and easy stitch. In last winter's issue of Interweave Crochet I was reintroduced to the linked crochet stitch. This is easily one of my favorite stitches. Fast and simple, the linked crochet stitch combines the speed and height of taller stitches, such as the double or triple crochet, with the solid fabric generally associated with single crochet.
||Lady Sybil Cloche by Brenda K. B. Anderson
With each issue of Interweave Crochet, I look forward to the in-depth how-to technique articles, the innovative crochet patterns, the quick and easy accessories, and so much more. Sometimes the stitches or techniques are brand new to me, and sometimes they are a pleasant reminder of what can be accomplished with crochet.
Here is great introduction to linked crochet:
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.