Dropped stitch or something else?

I’m knitting a blanket (seed stitch) and I’ve done a few rows

of 100 stitches. I noticed that on the first row I did it looks like there’s a dropped stitch. It I can’t figure it out, and I don’t know how to fix it. I am very new to knitting and don’t want to have to start this blanket again (for the millionth time) am hoped someone could tell me how to rectify it? Thank you in advance!

Welcome to the forum!
It does indeed look like a dropped stitch. The first thing is to slip a marker (or a safety pin or paper clip) through the loop that’s sticking out so that it doesn’t ladder down further.
Then you’ll need to bring the stitch up to the current row. You can do this by knitting over on the current row to the place of the stitch and then working that loop up to the row on the needles. See if this video helps. If you don’t have a crochet hook, your knitting needles will work for this since it’s so close to the needle.

If you’ve continued on in seed stitch this extra stitch may now throw the pattern off. It might be just as well if you tied the stitch off with a length of yarn after laddering it up. Then you can join it to adjacent stitches and forget about it. This is an alternative to ripping out the row.

You might also consider adding one of several lifelines as you knit. They will save you having to rip out the whole project should you find another mistake (of course you won’t but you’ll always have the lifeline there.).

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Thank you so much! I’ll give it a go later and let you know how I get on

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