Extended or Long Double Crochet - This is where you will work a double crochet several stitches below the row you are on. You will need to pull up on the stitch and allow for some additional yarn, so the stitch does not sag.
You will add 4 chains for each segment of the pattern stitch that you want to add to the width.
Example: If you want to make a baby afghan with a size I/5.5mm crochet hook, 4-ply yarn, you will chain 108. This will give you an estimated width of 34 inches.
Ch 31 Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH 1, SK 1 CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 CH. Continue across from * for width of pattern.
Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Continue acr…
Baby Afghan - I chained 100 for the baby afghan and used a size K hook and 4 ply yarn.
4 ply yarn
Size K crochet hook - You can use other size hooks for this project
SK - Skip
Ch - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
EA - Each
SP - Space
Drop Stitch - The drop stitch will be worked below the two previous row of shell stitches. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook 2 rows below, between the shell stitches, pull the yarn up. Repeat one more time for a total of 5 loops on the hook.
Row 1: DC in the 4th CH from the hook, DC in the next CH, Skip 4 chains, in the next CH(5th chain) work *2DC, CH1, 2DC, SK 4 CH's, Repeat from * across for the width, 1 DC in ea of the last 2 chains.
Row 2: CH 2, DC in the next DC, work *2DC, CH1, 2DC in the next CH 1 Space. Repeat from * across for the width, 1 DC in ea of the last 2 DC.
Row 3: CH 2, DC in the next DC, Work a dropstitch (see…