The Picot Stitch is usually used as an edging, added onto a finished garment. Follow this tutorial and learn how to make three different picot stitches.
SMALL PICOT STITCH:
- Work along the edge of a finished item. (To make a length of picot edge to add to a ready-towear purchased item, begin with a chain, or a strip of single crochet or double crochet.)
- Single crochet in the first stitch.
- Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch.
- Single crochet in the next 3 stitches. Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch. (Picot formed).
- Repeat step 4 across the row.
MEDIUM PICOT STITCH:
- Repeat the instructions for small picot stitch, but chain 5, instead of chain 3.
- To make a slightly flared picot edge, as shown in the photo to the right, do the sequence of single crochet, chain 5, single crochet in the same stitch.
- This will flare out slightly, and could be useful for the bottoms of tank tops, or skirts, on the edges of sleeves, or hats.
BAUBLE ENDED PICOT STITCH:
- Follow the instructions for the small picot stitch, except chain 7 instead of chain 3.
- Slip stitch in the 6th stitch from the hook.
- Slip stitch in the last stitch of the chain. Single crochet in the next 3 stitches.
- Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 across the row.
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