How do you make your picots? There are a ton of ways to do a picot stitch, and they all have their good uses, but in this post I'll show you my personal favorite. I probably do picots like this about 90% of the time.
The typical instruction for making a picot stitch usually has you chaining 3, then slip stitching into the first chain that you made. Take a look here for a step-by-step tutorial.
In the photo above, I used some hemp to crochet the Picot Arches edging pattern. It's a free pattern that I posted on the blog yesterday.
On the right you can see a 3-picot arch in my preferred method and the “typical method” on the arch to the left. My favorite method makes a round, full and flat picot and I just think that they’re pretty. The “typical picots” to the left are a bit narrower, and in my mind a bit more stumpy and cylindrical.
Take a look at how I make my picots in the tutorial below.
Step 1: Chain 3. (Nothing is different so far…)
Step 2: Insert your hook through the front loop of the stitch just before the chain 3 AND the front leg of the stitch as well. In this case, I'm working into single crochet stitches.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull the loop through all 3 loops on the hook. Picot is complete.
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