I am excited to share this tutorial for how to crochet the extended double crochet stitch.
Extending stitches is a great way to add a little variety to your projects and once you try them, you will soon find ways to work them into your creations.
I would recommend trying a swatch of regular dc and then make a swatch with the exdc and think about the possibilities and uses for each.
Double crochet stitches are the foundation of many crochet projects, but sometimes a project needs just a little more drape…enter the extended double crochet stitch.
The extended double crochet stitch gives just a little more height to the row and adds a bit more flexibility and drape to the fabric in comparison with the denser and smaller double crochet.
This is an easy stitch to work and add to your crochet stitch toolkit! Especially for those double crochet lovers!
Use my written and video tutorial below to learn how to crochet the extended double crochet stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
ch – chain
exdc – extended double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Extended Double Crochet Written Instructions
exdc – YO, insert hook into st, yo and pull through so there are three loops on hook, yo, pull through one loop leaving three loops on hook, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through last two loops to finish st.
To Make a Sample Swatch
Row 1: 1 exdc in 4th ch from hook, 1 exdc in each st across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 1 exdc in first st and each st across, turn.
Row 3 + : Repeat Row 2.
- Monitor your tension to keep the look of the stitch the same throughout the row.
- Because of the slight height difference, watch mixing this in with regular dc in the same row..it can push out the exdc a little.
- This looks great with a mix of rows of dc and then exdc.