Extended Single Crochet

Posted by on September 20, 2010 in Stitch Guide | 6 comments

>Someone recently asked how to do extended stitches, so I thought I’d focus on them for the next couple of weeks.

Extended single crochet (esc): Insert hook into st or space desired, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

This stitch will actually make your sc taller than a regular sc, but not quite as tall as a dc.

I did borrow this photo from anniesattic.com.
I had every intention of taking my own photos, but it’s been a crazy couple weeks.
Happy Crocheting!


  1. >Okay – so – and maybe I'm missing it – isn't this sorta the same as half DC?

  2. >Well this is a stitch I've never heard of! I might have to give it a try! I think it would be a little taller than a single, but not quite as tall as a half double. And I like that you don't have to yarn over before inserting the hook at the beginning of the stitch. Nice!MGM

  3. >I've used it before, but don't see much difference between that and the double crochet – they're about the same hight!

  4. >yarnfest,It sounds the same as hdc but it's not.hdc is: yo, insert hook, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.It ends up being about the same height, but it looks a little different. (I personally think hdc looks a little thicker than esc)Maybe I'll take a pic of them side by side….thanks for the idea :)

  5. >It was me!! Thank you!I like that it gives the height without the bulk of hdc. I will have to try this.

  6. >Thanks drea_dear. I didn't have a chance to look up who asked me. Hope you enjoy :)


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