How to Ch 4 sc in next st

Hi all!

I’m adding a ruffle to a project, and the instructions say to insert hook in first st, *ch 4 sc in next st, rep from * across.

I don’t understand the ch 4 sc part. I understand that I’m going to have to do this in every stitch across, but I don’t know if I’m supposed to do 4 sc into every stitch?

I just learned how to crochet, so layman’s terms would be appreciated. :wink:

If I remember correctly:aww: insert your needle, do a sc, then ch 4, the ch4 will give you a loop,then with the ch 4 (carried to the next st) cont with the next st (insert needle, sc ch 4):muah:

I think there ought to be a comma in there - maybe `ch 4, sc’ in next stitch.

Ok…thanks you guys! I’ll try it and see what it looks like.


I think Sue is right about the missing comma–before you do anything in the next stitch, make four chains. Then do a single crochet in the next stitch. If you want to post a picture of the finished product, that would make it easier to confirm this.

Yes Auburn please note the (,) in my longgggg explanation:happydance:


Done! Here’s the FO:

You can’t see the ruffle very well, but it turned out GREAT with y’all’s help!


Yes Auburn please note the (,) in my longgggg explanation:happydance:

You had sc first, then ch 4 and I think it’s the other way.

But it came out great auburnchick!

Yep, looks good… least ya didn’t catch my “booboo” advice… :thumbsup:


It turned out really nice, which is the important thing, no matter how you did it. :slight_smile:

[COLOR="#300090"]That sounds like an [B][U]extended sc[/U][/B] ( if the pattern does not have the often suggested comma. ) NexStitch has [[B][U]video of a one ch extended sc[/U][/B]](javascript:createWindow(‘’,‘window2’,'width=338,height=278’)).

The ch4 extended sc would simply make a taller bar on the sc stitch and would not produce loops. What is the pattern for the next row/round? If the next row is multiple stitches in each sc (and not loop space) then the added height of the bar alows the row to bend for the ruffle. Is there a photo with the pattern showing the ruffle?

Happy New Year!

–Jack :guyknitting: [/COLOR]

Thank you for looking at this…Maybe I didn’t goof and didn’t deserve the:roflhard: from the “obvious” needlecraft guru:thumbsup: (although at this point, I’ve let it go)

you did a great job …
some patterns do NOT include the comma so that you will understand that : YOU: chain 4 then sc in same stitch, across.
In other words its all in the same stitch across or around that row or round… OK??

otherwise most would be skippin a stitch an that is what they did not want you to do … OK??

and you can make it more pronounced by doing a ch 5 if you want too…