A Crochet Tutorial on how to make a Picot. I love to incorporate the picot stitch in my designs, it adds a little something extra to your crochet. It’s usually used in thread crochet, but can be made with any yarn weight. It adds a point to your crochet that is above your work. I hope you give it a try.
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The picot stitch can be a decorative element or it can be worked into, it is very versatile. You can also make them bigger or smaller by adjusting your chain stitches, adding more chains for a longer picot, or less chains for a smaller picot. I have a couple of patterns that incorporate the picot stitch below. The Crochet Snowflake uses them as a decorative element, while the Wasabi Pop Scarf uses them as a stitch, you don’t really see them in the finished scarf.
Picots are usually made after a few rounds or rows into your pattern. The example here shows how to make them during your pattern. It makes the raised point in your work. Basically, its a bunch of chain stitches that are folded in half and secured to each other by a slip stitch at the base chain. In this example, I’ve done the common Chain 3 picot stitch.
1. Chain 3.
2. Insert hook into 3rd chain from your hook.
3. Yarn over (YO).
4. Pull yarn through both loops on hook. Picot made.
You’re now ready to start the next step in your crochet pattern. The tension of the loop on your hook should be loose enough that it slides easily on your hook, but not too loose to fall off. I hope this tutorial has been helpful and you’re on your way to making picots.
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A few of my patterns that incorporate the Picot Stitch:
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