Extended Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern
Happy Thursday! Welcome to this week’s Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch – Kitchen Crochet Edition event. This week I am going to show you the Extended Single Crochet Stitch in this photo tutorial, plus give you instructions for a dishcloth in sizes 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and pattern! Happy Crocheting!
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Extended Single Crochet Stitch & Dishcloth Pattern
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- Approximately 29 yds of worsted weight cotton yarn in any color of your choosing. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Hot Purple.
- Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
esc – extended single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
Any number of stitches
3.5 sts & 2.3 rows = 1″
6″ x 6″
9″ x 9″
12″ x 12″
extended single crochet (esc):
- Insert hook into designated st
- Yarn over, pull up a loop
- Yarn over, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook)
- Yarn over, pull through both loops (esc made)
- This pattern is written in US terms
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- This pattern is written for a 6″ x 6″ dishcloth with stitch counts for 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ written in parenthesis. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.
Row 1: Begin working your esc by inserting your hook in the third ch from hook and pulling up a loop
Row 1 cont’d: yarn over and pull through one loop (2 loops left on hook)
Row 1 cont’d: yarn over and pull through both loops (esc made)
Row 1 cont’d: Repeat esc across, turn.
Row 2 cont’d: work one esc in the next st
Row 2 cont’d: work one esc in each st across, working last esc in the t-ch, turn.
This will give you approximately an 6″ x 6″ square. You can add a simple sc border around the square to finish it off.
Ch 21 (31, 41)
Row 1: Work 1 esc (see Special Stitches above) in the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn. (19, 29, 39)
Row 2: Ch 2 (count as esc), work 1 esc into the next st and each st across, turn. (19, 29, 39)
Row 3-14: Repeat Row 2 (for 6″ dishcloth)
Row 3-21: Repeat Row 2 (9″ dishcloth)
Row 3-28: Repeat Row 2 (12″ dishcloth)
Fasten off, weave all ends.
You can add a simple border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc with an invisible join. Fasten off, weave ends.
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Thank you for the easy instructions. I am elderly and find it hard to think out patterns correctly anymore and it is comforting to know I don’t have to feel like I am nearly done crocheting. I love to crochet and would hate to have to quit. I had to let you know, that to me it means everything, and I’m sure there must be others out there like myself. God bless you. ~Nancy Coyle
Thank you so much for your amazing words Nancy! I am so glad that I can make a difference 🙂 Take care and Happy Holidays!