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Extended Single Crochet (exsc)

© Amber Lowery


Crochet Hook


The Extended Single Crochet (or exsc) is taller than the single crochet, but has the tightness in the stitches that double crochet lacks. Also, it works up beautifully for tapestry crochet. This is LEFT-handed crochet, but it’s easily reversible.


Make desired length of chain stitches. Add 1 for turning chain (if you want a 15 stitch scarf, do 16 chain stitches).

In second chain from hook, insert hook in chain stitch.

Yarn over.

Pull through chain (2 loops on hook). See picture 1 (the pictures taken on 2nd row rather than in chain).

Picture 1

Yarn over again and pull through 1 loop on hook. See picture 2.

Picture 2

Yarn over again and pull through BOTH loops on hook. See picture 3.

Picture 3

Counting is important. All of projects should be counted out for accuracy. Check every row if you have to, to avoid problems later. If you have 15 stitches for your scarf, do 15 exsc stitches. At the end of the row, do a chain stitch and turn the work over. You only need one stitch for this.

To illustrate this further, see the attached a video file of the author crocheting. This shows the movement and flow of the hook.


Extended Single Crochet (Right click and choose “Save Target As”)

Final Product

Weasley is our King Afghan


Amberlyn’s pattern was taken with permission from Weasley Sweaters LiveJournal Community.

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