Working the linked dc in rows is okay, but what about using it for projects worked in the round? Then what? How do you join yet keep the tightly woven appearance? The following tutorial will teach you the method that I came up with while designing a couple new patterns.
Photo B: Pull up a loop thru the horizontal bar of the last linked dc of the round (see green arrow in photo B).
Photo C: Insert hook in top of 1st linked dc of the round (see pink arrow in photo C), pull up a loop, Note: when changing colors at the end of the round, this loop is your new color (see pink arrow in photo C), pull thru to complete join as shown in photo D below.
Photo D: Pull thru both loops on hook. Join complete.
There you have it! You can now work linked dc in the round without having a gap between the first and last sts and having to sew them closed with a yarn needle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!