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Crocheting a Picot Stitch

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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:

  1. 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.)


     
  2. Single crochet in the first stitch.


     
  3. Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch.


     
  4. Single crochet in the next 3 stitches. Chain 3, single crochet in the next stitch. (Picot formed).


     
  5. Repeat step 4 across the row.


MEDIUM PICOT STITCH:

  1. Repeat the instructions for small picot stitch, but chain 5, instead of chain 3.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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:

  1. Follow the instructions for the small picot stitch, except chain 7 instead of chain 3.


     
  2. Slip stitch in the 6th stitch from the hook.


     
  3. Slip stitch in the last stitch of the chain. Single crochet in the next 3 stitches.


     
  4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 across the row.


     

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Thanks for this instruction. Very simple compared to the OLD way I've been doing it! EXCELLENT!

rcjeter 5660235

never saw this one before, Love it.

carmarandy 1067610

I THINK IT IS A BEAUTIFUL STITCH FOR A OPEN NECKLINE. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE TUTORIALS AND E BOOKS THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS SITE. THANK YOU AGAIN AND MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU DO FOR PEOPLE.

marydrake2010 9605875

Very good instructions!

nbuksh 0858241

i dont get it

the leuge of crochet121

thank you so much for this excellent tutorial!!

heidihillnyc 5698358

OH! I have a friend who uses this stitch on the neckline (at least in the front) of every shirt she wears, and she adds beads. We all just rave about her talent. She deserves that, but- after seeing this, I just might be able to stun them too! The beads added to the tips are gorgeous. Thanks for the lesson!

sherhagenhoff 2897326

Hi evita3E 8867239 Here is a link to all of the videos on the site: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/?task=search&search_term=video You can also find these by searching for "video" in the search bar above. You can also look through our "Tutorials" category found on the left hand side of the site. Good luck! -Editors of AllFreeCrochet

MissMaggie

I am a newbie at crocheting. I have never crochet ever. Having said that - can you please tell me of any video tutorials that you may have (free) or an ebook that can show me step by step. I would have to learn how to place the thread on my fingers in order to begin,what type of needle I must use or buy? I would love to do an Afghan, but I must learn the beginning steps because I know nothing. Can you point me toward the right things to use so that I can learn. Thank you. Evita

evita3E 8867239

Clear and concise tutorial

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