Extended Single Crochet is a rare stitch to find. Which is really a shame, because it's a great stitch! It's very simple and easy, and it creates a nice fabric with lots of drape that isn't too lacy or open. I haven't designed a pattern with this stitch just yet, but I certainly hope to in the future! To get us all ready, here's a video of how it's done.
How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch:
Written Instructions for the Extended Single Crochet Stitch:
Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through first loop on hook (2 loops remain on hook). Yarn over, and pull through both loops on hook.
It's just that simple! But because it is so rare, there doesn't seem to be one standard abbreviation for it. I did some research and it's missing completely from most stitch abbreviation lists, and when it is there it's about 50/50 esc or exsc. Sometimes it's listed as ex sc as well. Personally, I like esc for brevity, and it's the abbreviation I'll be using here on Moogly. It's a stitch I really enjoy making, and one I hope to incorporate into patterns in the future. It's particularly great for garments, such as sweaters or scarves, because it does tend to flow so nicely. I like to start each row of esc with a ch 1 for height, but play around with it and see if you like a ch 2 start better. It's a fun stitch, and I hope you've enjoyed learning it!
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