Extended or Elmore Stitches (Tutorial)

Today we have a stitch tutorial! I’ve been trying to expand my stitch knowledge because there are so many fun stitches out there and when I came across these, I knew I had to share. It’s a really fun tweak on traditional stitches. Extended (also called Elmore) stitches take a traditional single, half double, double, or triple crochet stitch and gives it a little more height – but not as much as the next stitch size up. It is a great option if you need an in-between size stitch or if you just want to try something a little new and funky!

The picture above shows 12 rows of each type of stitch. They are all done in the same type of yarn, with the same size hook – the result is a comparison of how the height of the stitches compare.

Extended (Elmore) Single Crochet

To make the extended single crochet stitch: begin your stitch as you would a normal single crochet (insert your hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through) then, yarn over and pull through only the first loop on your hook (leaving two loops on the hook) and finally, yarn over and pull through the last two loops on the hook. If you are a visual learner, hop on over to my YouTube channel and check out my video tutorial here.

(This one is my favorite extended stitch! The extra knot that it makes in the stitch is just so lovely…)



Extended (Elmore) Half Double Crochet

To make the extended half double crochet stitch: begin your stitch as you would a normal half double crochet (yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through) then, yarn over and pull through only the first loop on your hook (leaving three loops on the hook) and finally, yarn over and pull through the last three loops on the hook. If you are a visual learner, hop on over to my YouTube channel and check out my video tutorial here.

Extended (Elmore) Double Crochet

To make the extended double crochet stitch: begin your stitch as you would a normal double crochet (yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through) then, yarn over and pull through only the first loop on your hook (leaving three loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook, and finally, yarn over and pull through the last two loops on the hook. If you are a visual learner, hop on over to my YouTube channel and check out my video tutorial here.



Extended (Elmore) Triple Crochet

To make the extended triple crochet stitch: begin your stitch as you would a normal triple crochet (yarn over twice, insert your hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through) then, yarn over and pull through only the first loop on your hook (leaving four loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through the next two loops on the hook, and finally, yarn over and pull through the last two loops on the hook. If you are a visual learner, hop on over to my YouTube channel and check out my video tutorial (video coming soon).

I hope you guys have as much fun with these stitches as I have!

Happy crocheting!

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