Learn how to crochet the Picot Crochet Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home.
The Picot Crochet Stitch is a great way to add a little bit of “extra” to a crochet project – a bump of texture that can add just the right finishing touch to a border for a blanket or scarf!
And even though you will see it most commonly used in borders, you can use it at any point in a crochet pattern to give it a small pop of fun texture!
I have used the picot in several of my previous designs – the Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket, the Cross My Heart Blanket, the Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf and the Ties that Bind Blanket. Each of these designs incorporated a variation of the picot stitch in the edging or border of the design.
However, I have a brand new pattern coming soon that will use the picot stitch within the pattern itself and I think you are going to love this additional way to use this stitch!
How your finished picot will look will depend upon how many chains you work, whether you work a slip stitch or single crochet stitch to create the stitch, as well as where you work that stitch within the chain. So many options!
For the sample I will work in the photos below as well as the video tutorial I will be working a picot within a swatch of fabric as well as the border showing you several different picot options.
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Picot Crochet Stitch Tutorial Photo & Written Instructions
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Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
picot = ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook.
To place the picots evenly throughout a row as shown below, I am using multiples of 3 + 1 for the foundation chain. I am also working my swatch with single crochet stitches. However, picots can be placed after working any stitch – single, half double, double crochets, etc.
After several rows of single crochet stitches, on the right side of my work I begin working a row of picot stitches as shown below.
Time needed: 1 day.
Picot Stitch within a project
- Picot Row 1
ch 1, sc in first 2 stitches, *(sc, picot) in next st,
- Picot Row 1 continued
1 sc in next 2 st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st. Turn.
- Picot row complete
- Row after Picot
For the next row you will want to keep the picots on the right side of your fabric so you will push the picots to the right side as you work a row of single crochet stitches.
You can experiment with different styles of picots for your border or edging as you can see below:
Picots are marvelously versatile – experiment to create your own picot look!