How to make a fuller, flatter picot

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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