Extended Single Crochet (esc) Tutorial
Someone recently asked how to do extended stitches, so I thought I’d do a few tutorials and focus on them. The extended stitches extend the height of the current stitch you’re working, hence the “extended” title.
For example, the extended sc is taller than a regular sc, and the extended double crochet is talled than a regular double crochet.
Extended Single Crochet
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.
Step 1: Insert hook into st or sp desired, yo, pull up loop.
Step 2: yo, pull through ONE loop on hook.
Step 3: yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
This stitch can be used for anything. Whether you need a bit of extra height, or you want your project to have a softer less stiff fabric than a regular sc, try this. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
6 thoughts on “Extended Single Crochet (esc) Tutorial”
>Okay – so – and maybe I'm missing it – isn't this sorta the same as half DC?
>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
>I've used it before, but don't see much difference between that and the double crochet – they're about the same hight!
>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 :)
>It was me!! Thank you!I like that it gives the height without the bulk of hdc. I will have to try this.
>Thanks drea_dear. I didn't have a chance to look up who asked me. Hope you enjoy :)