Extended Single Crochet – Stitch Tutorial


Today I will be sharing a tutorial for the extended single crochet stitch. A simple variation of the traditional single crochet, this stitch allows for a looser drape and a slight increase in stitch height. It’s versatile and can be used in many different types of crochet projects. Continue reading below to find the tutorial along with ways you can use this pattern in your own designs…

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For this tutorial you will need the following materials:


  • CH (chain)
  • EXT/SC (extended single crochet)

Tutorial Notes:

  • This stitch is worked by crocheting any number of chain stitches
  • The turning chain 1 of your swatch does not count as a stitch

Extended Single Crochet Tutorial

Insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over and pull back through the stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull your hook down through the top loop on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull down through the two loops on your hook. Extended single crochet stitch complete.

Let’s try making a small swatch:

Begin by chaining 12 and start row 1 in the second chain from your hook.

Row 1:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across the row, place 1 EXT/SC (extended single crochet). Chain 1 and turn.
(11 EXT/SC)

Row 2:

Into the first stitch and each stitch across the row, place 1 EXT/SC. Chain 1 and turn.
(11 EXT/SC)

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired length. Fasten off and weave in ends if you prefer.

And that is how you make an extended single crochet stitch! It’s not quite as dense or tight as the single crochet stitch and does allow for a bit of drape which can create a nice appeal within your projects.

What Can You Make With This Stitch?

Pretty much anything! This stitch is great for washcloths, hand towels, coasters, neck warmers and wearables like cardigans/pullovers (just to name a few ideas). Check out my “Rows of Happy” scarf that uses a combination of the extended single crochet stitch and suzette stitch. It’s free on my blog with ad-free, printer friendly versions available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Click the buttons below to explore:

The Rows of Happy Scarf is made with Furls Wander yarn and uses a combination of extended single crochet and the suzette stitch. FREE PATTERN HERE

Looking to learn more crochet stitches? Hop over to the tutorial section of my blog to discover more! CLICK HERE. Happy crocheting!


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