How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

I have an awesome new crochet color work stitch to share with you all! There’s so many color options with this stitch, so I hope you’ll have fun experimenting. Let’s learn together how to crochet the extended single crochet stitch!

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

Another color-work stitch! Color work can be both exciting but also scary. I promise, this stitch makes it very simple. It uses the same technique as the Americana Stitch, which was the first stitch released in July!

The Extended single crochet stitch is made up entirely of single crochet (in case you couldn’t tell by the name 😆) but it uses a special kind of single crochet—an extended version.

Follow the tutorial in the pattern to see how to work this stitch!

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

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How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Other stitches included in the bundle!

How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

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Notes

  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+2
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as st
  • This stitch changes color each row. See tutorial for how to transition
  • Be sure to carry unused colors throughout rows. This way you will not have a ton of ends to weave in at the end!

Materials

You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

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How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

Special Stitch:

Extended Single Crochet: YO, insert hook in next st from the PREVIOUS ROW. Draw up a loop to same height as regular sc. YO, pull through two loops.

Tutorial Below:

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Hook is pointing to space where you will insert your hook
How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Pull up a loop as normal, but extend it up to the current row you’re working on. Complete the sc as usual

Instructions

Fsc a multiple of 3+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 3, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st until one fsc left. Begin last sc, but YO with new color to change colors seamlessly. Pictures below:

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
YO with new color
How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Pull through. Now you should have a blue sc but a red loop on hook with which to continue.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc. Sc in next sc. Extended sc in next st. *Sc in next 2 sc, extended sc in next st. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 sc, changing colors on last sc. Turn.

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
You should have 2 regular sc, and then 1 extended sc
How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Continue doing 2 regular sc, and then 1 extended sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc and ea sc across. Change colors on last sc. Turn.

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Row 3 close up (this is the wrong side of the stitch)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc. *Extended sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * until 1 st left. Sc in last st, changing colors as usual. Turn.

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
At the beginning of row 4, there is only ONE sc before the extended sc
How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
At the end of row 4 there are 3 regular sc after the extended sc

Row 5: Rep row 3.

Row 6: Ch 1, Sc in first sc. *Sc in next 2 sts, extended sc in next st. Rep from * until 1 sc left. Sc in last st, changing colors as usual. Turn.

How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
At the beginning of row 6 you should have 3 regular sc before the extended sc
How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
At the end of row 6 you should have only ONE sc after the extended sc.

Row 7: Rep row 3.

Rep rows 2-7 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet this fun stitch pattern.

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5 thoughts on “How to the Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch

  1. I’m a little confused, I thought the extended sc went this way:
    Insert hook in stitch, YO and draw up a loop. YO and pull thru one loop. YO and pull thru two loops. I just finished a project using this stitch. It makes the sc a little bigger.

    1. Hi Diane, the stitch you’re talking about is probably a variation of this one!

      1. Rachel, actually Diane is right. The stitch you have described and photographed in this blog post is called the spike stitch. I love your blog, patterns, and tutorials. I just thought you should know that this stitch alreay had a name. God bless you.

  2. Diane, Rachel is correct. What you’re doing here is not an esc, it’s a long or spike stitch as the second poster said. It’s nice though and I appreciate your work

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