The picot stitch is a great stitch to use as an edging, but it can seem a bit confusing your first time!
The stitch requires chaining away from the piece of work you’re crocheting… but don’t fret! I’ll show you how to do it!
How to crochet the picot stitch
There are lots of picot stitches out there, so I’ll show you each of the steps that will get you through any particular picot you find.
You’ll start with a piece of crochet that you’re adding a picot to:
To start your picot, you want to chain a couple of stitches. This is the part that is most confusing… you are making stitches that will dangle off of your work:
It might be helpful to rotate your piece slightly, so that your hook is on the right and your stitches are horizontal:
Now, single crochet in the 2nd ch from hook (and in each subsequent stitch if you have more chains), then continue single crocheting on the main body of your piece.
It’s a picot!
I use this technique for the star in my otter pattern… so it’s a useful one to know!
Here are handy links to all the posts teaching more fancy crochet stitches. . .
- How to Front Post Double Crochet
- How to Loop Stitch
- How to Crochet Bobble Stitch
- How to Crochet Picot Stitch
- How to Crochet Picot Bumps
- How to Wiggle Stitch
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