Crochet Picot Stitch Tutorial

Picot is a decorative, pointy stitch that creates an elegant crochet edging & is often used in crochet lace patterns…for example in snowflakes, doilies, Irish crochet, lace garments, and many other crochet patterns.

There are a few ways to crochet picots, which is basically creating a tiny loop by slip-stitching a chain of 3 (or more) into a circle.

In this tutorial I would like to share my favorite technique for making a picot stitch, that we love to use in IraRott® patterns.

Picot – ch 3 (photo A); insert the hook from right to left under the front loop & bottom vertical bar of previous stitch (photo B); yarn over & pull through all loops on the hook. Picot stitch completed (photo C).

How to crochet a picot stitch tutorial by IraRott




  1. Tina Shoemaker says:

    THANK YOU,,,,I, VERY MUCH ENJOY ,your approach to tutorials, No talking, nice music, LARGE ENOUGH for me to SEE, and SLOW…

  2. Tammy Koechig says:

    Helpful tutorial. But you didn’t show how to do the arch in the elephant pillow. The instructions are not very helpful. I need help with this part so I can finish the ears. Thank you.

    • IraRott says:

      Hi Tammy, this tutorial is for picot stitch only. Arch is a group of 5 chains as per abbreviations in the pattern. If you need more help or have any questions about our patterns, please send me an email to and I will do my best to help.

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