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!
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!
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Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I created a bundle of 4 stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Extended Single Crochet Stitch, plus 3 OTHER stitch patterns (all of the ones that will be released in July!) The stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!
How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
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- 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!
You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
- H/8 Crochet Hook
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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.
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:
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.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc and ea sc across. Change colors on last sc. Turn.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected] I would love to help!
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