Extending rows using foundation single crochet stitches (Ext-Fsc) is a great way to add asymmetrical elements to your fabrics.

Foundation stitches for extending rows are the perfect alternative to working ch stitches and then working back into that chain, because using foundation stitches makes a more flexible and even edge that looks really lovely.

This is a great option to have in your crochet toolkit!


   1. Let’s extend a row of single crochet stitches.


   2. Insert the hook into the base of last stitch worked.


   3. Yarn over and draw up a loop. Two loops on hook.


   4. Yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook. Chain stitch made and two loops on hook.


   5. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook. Extending foundation single crochet made.


   6. Here you can see the 2 loops of the chain stitch at the base of the extending foundation single crochet just made.


   7. Insert the hook under both loops of the chain stitch just made, and repeat steps 3 to 5.


   8. Second extending foundation single crochet made.


   9. Repeat step 7 to make more extending foundation single crochet stitches.


Are you ready to give it a try?

My Cloud eye pillow is made using this technique. For sure you (and your beloved ones! ;)) will love the results.

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