The Extended Single Crochet (esc or exsc) is a really great entry-level stitch to have in your repertoire. This stitch is easy to learn how to make and is very beginner-friendly! As the name mentions, it is basically a single crochet with a little more height added to it. In my personal opinion, this often forgotten about stitch, is much more pretty than the standard single crochet. For those visual learners, I have also created a video tutorial on YouTube for extra help!
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Materials Used for Tutorial:
Step by Step Instructions:
Using US terms
- Chain the desired number of stitches (or number indicated by pattern).
- Starting in 2nd chain from hook, insert hook.
- Yarn Over (YO), draw through stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook.
- YO, draw through 1st loop on your hook (forming a chain).
- YO, draw through final 2 loops on your hook.
- Continue to Extended Single Crochet in each stitch across your work.
- Turn your work then chain 1 and repeat with an Extended Single Crochet in each stitch across.
Be sure to check out my Boxed Bead Koozie pattern to see the extended single crochet in action!