Are you working on a project and need to learn how to crochet the extended double crochet stitch?
In the photo tutorial below, I will show you how you can work up this easy crochet stitch in a few simple steps!
The extended double crochet (EXdc) is a variation of the regular double crochet stitch. It’s just as easy to work up, as you will see from the images below, and the result is a stitch that is slightly taller, softer and less dense than its regular double crochet counterpart.
This textured stitch has a lovely drape and it can be used for a wide variety of crochet projects such as afghans, shawls and other crochet garments.
If you would like to practise the extended double crochet and are looking for a pattern that incorporates this stitch, head on over to my tutorial for the Sunburst Granny Square. I decided to use the EXdc in the pattern for this square in order to give the corners a little more height and definition.
Ready to learn? Let’s head to the tutorial now and see how it’s done…
HOW TO CROCHET THE EXTENDED DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch – chain
EXdc – extended double crochet
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
Yo, insert hook into next st, ch or sp:
Yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook):
Yo, pull through 1 loop (3 loops left on hook):
Yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook):
Yo, pull through the remaining 2 loops. You have just completed 1 EXdc:
In the last image above, you can see that the EXdc is slightly taller than the standard double crochet stitches that precede it. The body of the stitch also has a slightly different texture.
I hope you found this tutorial in how to crochet the extended double crochet stitch helpful… leave me a comment below!
If you come across any patterns that use this stitch, you should now hopefully have the confidence to tackle them without any fears 😊
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