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The extended single crochet stitch looks very similar to a normal single crochet stitch but has an extra chain. Learn this stitch here via a video and photos. It is perfect for bags, hats, scarves, blankets and so much more.
Crocheters learn how to crochet as a beginner using basic crochet stitches. The single crochet, being the most basic stitch, can seem boring at times. But it has many benefits. It does not have a lot of gaps and therefore works great for amigurumi, bags, and baskets. But it’s also a great stitch that you can easily change to look slightly different. For example, the thermal stitch is a perfect example of that. It uses a single crochet stitch but you insert your hook in a different location that normally.
Taller than a normal Single Crochet Stitch
So this extended single crochet is part of the “extended stitches” family. All related stitches are in this series here. If you know how to crochet a normal single crochet stitch, you will pick this one up easily and fast.
This stitch is slightly bigger than a traditional single crochet stitch, looks almost like a single crochet stitch, but just a little bit different. In fact, I used this stitch for the Flower Basket crochet pattern.
To make it easier, I created a written pattern as well as a video tutorial for this 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:
- Crab Stitch aka Reversed Single Crochet
- Linked Single Crochet
- Invisible Single Crochet Decrease
- Thermal Stitch
Learn the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
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How to Crochet the Extended SC Stitch
So let’s grab some yarn, a corresponding hook and learn the extended single crochet stitch.
- Make a chain or add onto a project
First, a chain and start from the 2nd chain from the hook (you can also start in the middle of a project – wherever you want to use this stitch). Now, insert the hook into the chain (or stitch) and pull up a loop. You have 2 loops on your hook.
- Here is where an Extended SC is different from a normal SC
You will now yarn over and pull through ONE LOOP. This is how you extend the stitch.
- Finish the extended single crochet
You will now yarn over and pull through all TWO loops. You finished one extended single crochet.
- Keep crocheting this stitch
You can now repeat steps 1 through 3 to crochet more extended single crochet (sc) stitches.
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