When It’s Used
If you’re working from a pattern, the designer will tell you when to work it.
If you’re doing it yourself or doing it freestyle, there are a few different ways that it’s typically used:
- to dip down and span earlier rows.
- to continue working stitches at increasingly great heights.
- to create a row with a taller stitch.
If you work it around the post of an earlier row, it can create a vertical line of raised stitches.
How it’s Abbreviated
You will often see it written as either:
Both typically mean the same thing. But, check the abbreviations to make sure.
How to Work an Extended DC
Step 1: YO and put your hook where it is mentioned in the pattern. If not using a pattern, I suggest inserting working around the post of the previous row if you’re just working a single extended stitch and you want the height of the row to remain consistent, or put it where you normally would if you’re doing an entire row.
Step 2: Pull a stitch up and elongate it a bit (if you’re just working the one stitch) so it’s at the height of the other stitches. Yo and go through just one stitch (you’re creating a chain). 3 stitches on hook.
Step 3: Yo and pull through 2 stitches. 2 stitches on hook.
Step 3: Yo and pull through the final 2 stitches.
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves pouring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.