While working on new ideas for designs and playing around with different crochet stitches, I tried combining the paired single crochet and extended single crochet together a few months ago. It resulted in a nice dense texture that was stiff when stitched up.
After searching around and digging through crochet stitch books, and online stitch tutorials I could not find another tutorial out there for this stitch, so I decided to name it the Paired Extended Single Crochet Stitch after the combination that was the inspiration for this. If you know of a different name for this stitch, please let me know! I have spent countless hours digging through the web trying my best to find it lol.
Abbreviation for the Paired Extended Single Crochet
Since this isn’t a mainstream stitch (as far as I know) there is not official abbreviation for this stitch. In patterns that I am using it in I abbreviate this stitch as pesc.
Crochet Patterns Using This Stitch
Comparing This Stitch to the Paired Single Crochet Stitch and the Extended Single Crochet Stitch
The paired extended single crochet stitch is a combination of the paired single crochet stitch and the extended single crochet stitch. The paired single crochet stitch is a single crochet that is worked like a single crochet 2 together starting in your previously worked stitch. And the extended single crochet stitches up by pulling a loop up through the first loop on your hook instead of both, and then finishing off the stitch.
What Do You Need To Know To Do The Paired Extended Single Crochet
You should know how to do the single crochet stitch and the half double crochet stitch.
How to do the Paired Extended Single Crochet Stitch
Insert your crochet hook into the previous stitch just worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch in the row, yarn over and pull up a loop and continue to pull through 1 loop on your hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.
- Chain 1 at the start of the row
- Half Double Crochet into the 1st stitch of the row.
- Insert your hook into the previous stitch you just worked, yarn over, and pull up a loop. (2 loops on your hook)
- Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, and continue to pull that through 1 of the loops on your hook (2 loops on your hook)
- Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.
- Repeat steps 1 - 5 throughout the rest of the row.