Tunisian Extended Stitch in TSS Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Extended Stitch in TSS CrochetKim Crochet Stitch Tutorial

English Name: Tunisian Extended Stitch (tes)

Spanish Name: Punto Tunecino Alargado (p.t. alargado)


Stitch symbol

Level of Curling: Light to no curling. More information on the natural curling of Tunisian crochet.

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Suggested Foundation Because this isn’t an insertion stitch, you can work the Extended Stitch directly onto the chain foundation instead of using a different stitch.

Instructions: Insert hook in a side to side motion (right to left for right-handers or left to right for left-handers) under front vertical bar, yarn over, pull loop through, chain 1.

This stitch has now created one loop on the hook. Think of it as a regular simple stitch with a chain on top.


As with all of the “tall” stitches in Tunisian crochet, you can usually use any of the Insertion stitches (i.e.; simple, knit, purl, etc.). See the Tunisian Crochet Library for other variations as they are added.

To begin a row of Extended Stitch, make a chain one at the beginning. With the shorter stitches, this is unnecessary, but as the stitches get taller, you will need extra height.

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Right-Handed | Left-Handed

Yarn Support

The yarn shown in this stitch is Cascade 220 Superwash Wool in color 883 Puget Sound. Thank you to Cascade Yarns for providing the yarn for this stitch library.

All images, charts, symbols and text, as shown on this page © Kim Guzman, 2019