How to crochet the Picot Stitch

The picot is also a nice stitch, that is fairly common and easy to crochet. The picot stitch is great for edging. But it can also be used in, for example, flower or snowflake patterns. On the left, you will see the symbol of the picot, which you can find in crochet charts.

In some cases, the picot stitch is worked with more chains. If so, it will be stated in the pattern. An example of a pattern where I used the picot stitch is: The Picot Heart.

The picot uses the following basic stitches:

Video tutorial Picot Stitch

Photo tutorial Picot Stitch

Crochet Picot Stitch 1

1. Here you can see that I have already made 2 picots. I will now work a picot on top of the single crochet of the previous row.

Crochet Picot Stitch 2

2. Chain 3. Insert your hook through the third chain from the hook (where the arrow is pointing).

Crochet Picot Stitch 3

3. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through both loops on the hook (slip stitch).

Crochet Picot Stitch 4

4. This is your first picot stitch. At this point, the stitch will look like the image above.

Crochet Picot Stitch 5

5. You will now continue working in the stitch which is indicated in the pattern. In my case, I worked a single crochet after the picot, but that could just as well be double crochet. This all depends on the pattern.

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