Crochet Picot Stitch (Video + Written Instructions)
Learn how to do a picot stitch with this simple how to crochet video and tutorial.
The Picot Stitch is usually used as an edging, added onto a finished garment. There are patterns that use this crochet stitch in combination with other special stitches to form a beautiful and unique square or afghan.
The picot stitch can seem complicated, but it's really quite simple when you practice it since it's just a combination of single crochet stitches and chain stitches.
As a rule of thumb, the larger and more noticeable you want your scalloped picot edge to be, the more chains you'll add between the single crochet stitches. The picot stitch makes a fantastically simple border for crochet afghans and a wonderful edging for the hems of sweaters and top patterns.
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How to Crochet a Picot Stitch
Small Picot Stitch
Work along the edge of a finished item. (To make a length of picot edge to add to a ready-to-wear 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 steps above for a small picot stitch, except chain 5 instead of 3.
To make a slightly flared picot edge, as shown in the left two stitches in the photo below, 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.
What other items would you add a picot edging to?
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