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.

    • IraRott says:

      Hi Gale, you can find step-by-step instructions for making crest at the beginning of the pattern in special stitches. It indicates how many stitches and the exact combination of stitches in the crest. If you have more questions, please feel free to email me at

  3. Panda says:

    Thank you so much. I have been wanting to learn the picot stitch. Glad you did a tutorial for all to see. Now I can do my project.

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