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How to Crochet a Picot Stitch

How to Crochet a Picot Stitch - tutorial from Shiny Happy World and FreshStitches

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:

how to crochet a picot stitch

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:

how to crochet a picot stitch

It might be helpful to rotate your piece slightly, so that your hook is on the right and your stitches are horizontal:

How to crochet a picot stitch

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.

how to crochet a picot stitch

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. . .

Return to the main table of contents for Let’s Learn to Crochet Amigurumi.

Move on to the posts about working with crochet patterns.

Happy stitching!


  1. margaret penman SAYS...

    ive stumbled upon this stitch by accident when doing a V-stitch in a dolly’s poncho!!

  2. Alessandra Maria SAYS...

    Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho…eu gostaria de fazer as corujas, você vende gráficos, receitas ou molde, das lindas corujas que você faz?