Extended Single Crochet Tutorial

The Extended Single Crochet stitch is one of my favorite stitches. It it simple like the regular single crochet stitch but has a bit more height and stretch than the regular sc.

extended single crochet

The extended single crochet stitch is a great stitch to learn once you have mastered the basic stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. This stitch is very beginner friendly.

You can use this stitch to make garments, hats, blankets, and pretty much anything else you set your mind to.

It is not quite as tight and close as the single crochet stitch, so keep that in mind.

It is a very stretchy stitch, that will give you a good drape in your projects. 

I’ve created a video tutorial for this stitch to help you while you make these patterns or any other projects. I am left-handed, but the steps are still the same. Right-handed crocheters will just be going in the opposite direction when working their yarn.

Patterns to try the Extended Single Crochet stitch

Springtime Sweater – this lightweight, 3/4 sleeved sweater uses all esc so you will get a lot of good practice! This sweater comes in children’s sizes 2-10 and adult sizes XS to 2X!

KJ Hat– a beanie that uses bulky weight yarn and regular sc as well as esc throughout the project. This hat comes in sizes toddler, child, and adult! 

Parker Baseball Tee – a children’s baseball style top that also uses esc throughout. This pattern comes in children’s sizes 2-10! 

Written instructions:

ESC: insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through one loops (2 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through both loops.

You can also find the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel


Like this tutorial? Check out my growing list of Stitch Tutorials For Lefties

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