Crochet Picot Stitch

Picot is a decorative crochet stitch that creates an elegant pointy edging. It can be found in various crochet patterns like snowflakes, doilies, lace borders, shawls…etc.

When making a picot stitch, you are basically creating a tiny loop by slip-stitching a chain of 3 (or more) into a circle. The patterns usually indicate where exactly to slip stitch:

  • If you sl st in last chain from hook, the picot will appear in between the stitches of the row
  • If you sl st through the base of the previously made stitch, the picot will appear on the top of that stitch without shifting to the side

Here is how I like making picots…The first video shows finishing picots through the base of sc sts…and the second video is for picots made through the base of dc sts.

Picot – Ch 3, insert the hook under the front loop and the bottom vertical bar of the previously made stitch; yarn over and pull it through all loops on the hook.

Here is the left-handed version of the video:

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