Single crochet stitches are the foundation of many crochet projects, but sometimes a project needs just a little more drape…enter the extended single crochet stitch.
The extended single 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 single crochet.
This is an easy stitch to work and add to your crochet stitch toolkit!
Use my written and video tutorial below to learn how to crochet the extended single crochet stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
ch – chain
exsc – extended single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
Extended Single Crochet Written Instructions
exsc – Insert hook into st, yo and pull through so there are two loops on hook, yo, pull through one loop leaving two loop on hook, yo and pull through two loops to finish st.
To Make a Sample Swatch
Row 1: 1 exsc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 exsc in each st across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 1 exsc 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 sc in the same row..it can push out the exsc a little.
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