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The extended double crochet stitch is slightly different from the double crochet. Learn this stitch here via a video and photos. It is perfect for blankets, hats, scarves, baskets and so much more.
We all love watching shows or movies that are made into a series. It keeps our attention on it and makes it more interesting to watch the next part.
But most crocheters don’t think that can be possible for crochet. Actually it is. I have lots of those “series”. You can see here how I have collected several stitches that all have one thing in common.
They are all linked. I also have serial shows, like the WIP Wednesday Show and the Crafty Crochet Review Show.
This is a great crochet stitch to have in your crochet library. It is an easy stitch that you can use for many different projects.
I can see this stitch being used for a wide variety of makes. Use it for homeware items like blankets, throws, cushions or bed runners.
Many crochet accessories would look great in this stitch too. Items like bags, hats, scarves or shawls.
And I do think it is a very versatile stitch as you can use it for garments too. Anything from simple shrugs, tops to more complex sweaters, pullovers and cardigans.
More than a simple DC stitch
So the extended double crochet is actually a really fun and easy stitch – even for beginners. It has one fun twist added to it that makes it slightly different from the basic stitch.
If you know how to crochet a normal double crochet stitch, you will pick this one up easily and fast.
It adds a little extra height to the basic stitch. However, the overall texture of the finished fabric stays the same.
This stitch is slightly bigger than a general double crochet stitch. It looks almost like a double crochet stitch.
But just a little bit different than a normal double crochet stitch though.
To make it easier, I created two different tutorials for you. An extended double crochet written pattern that is accompanied with step by step close up photos.
As well as a video tutorial for this stitch that goes in depth into construction of this fun crochet stitch.
So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
If you love learning new stitches and patterns, you might also love these crochet patterns:
Crocheting the Extended Double Crochet Stitch
I have filmed a step by step video tutorial showing you how to work the extended double crochet stitch.
Check it out via the video player below. If you enjoyed this tutorial, why not check out my YouTube channel for more.
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How to Crochet the
Extended Double Crochet Stitch
If you prefer slower version of a tutorial to vide, this step by step photo tutorial is for you!
I have included many close up photos to teach you how to work this stitch properly.
So you will be confident in working the extended double crochet stitch.
So let’s grab some yarn, a corresponding hook and learn the extended double crochet stitch.
- Make a chain or add onto a project
First, a chain and start from the 4th chain from the hook (you can also start in the middle of a project – wherever you want to use this stitch). Now, yarn over, insert the hook into the chain (or stitch) and pull up a loop. You have 3 loops on your hook.
- Here is where an Extended DC is different from a normal DC
You will now yarn over and pull through ONE LOOP. This is how you extend the stitch.
- Finish the extended double crochet
You will now yarn over and pull through TWO loops. You have 2 loops left on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the last TWO loops. You have finished one extended double crochet.
- Keep crocheting this stitch
You can now repeat steps 1 through 3 to crochet more extended double crochet (edc) stitches.
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