How to Crochet Extended Single Crochet Stitch (Esc)

How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet (feature Image)

Extended single crochet is less tight and has more height than the regular single crochet. Therefore, it is helpful if you want to finish an item more quickly than the rsc and want a little less dense texture. i.e. blankets and dishcloths, etc. So, learn how to crochet extended single crochet with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners with pictures. You will also learn its abbreviation, turning chain requirement, symbol and much more.

How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch (Esc)
Check the snapshots source channel: MJ’s Off The Hook Designs.

Details About extended single-crochet

If you try various crochet projects whenever you learn a stitch like extended single crochet, you should be aware of these facts:


You can identify this stitch in written patterns with a short name, “Esc.”


Taller than the single crochet and even half-double crochet.


Since extended single crochet has more height than regular single crochet, it is represented by enlarging the top of the single crochet symbol, as you can see below:

symbol for extended single crochet

Turning chains

It is a convention to use only one turning chain for this stitch. But you can also use two turning chains to get a less tight fabric.

Extended Single Crochet Stp-by-Step Instructions

Are you ready to dive deep to learn how to crochet extended single crochet? In this section, I shall teach you with the step-by-step instructions for beginners:

Skill Level: Very Beginner

Techniques to Know: 

  • Yarn Over
  • Pull throughs

How to Crochet the Extended Single Crochet Stitch Step-by-Step Pictures


  1. Chain in multiple of 1 plus 1 additional chain.
  2. Row 1: Insert the crochet hook into the second chain from the hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull it through the stitch. You should have two loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over again, but only pull it through the first loop on your hook this time. This is the ‘stretching’ part of the Extended Single Crochet and differs from the regular sc from Esc. You should still have two loops on your hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. By doing this, you have completed your first Extended Single Crochet (ESC) stitch.
  6. Row 2: Continue this process in each chain across to complete your first row of ESC.
  7. Turn and continue: Once you’ve reached the end of your chain, make a turning chain and turn your workaround. You can continue in the same way with the next row.

I hope you will have learned the Esc. However, tell me if you have any queries about it and don’t forget to check the snapshot source channel. 

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