How To Crochet Picot Stitch (Ste-by-Step Tutorial)

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Looking for the easiest edging technique for crocheting? Grab your hook and learn how to crochet Picot stitch with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners. This edging is very versatile and appealing, even if very simple to crochet. In this guide, you will find information about it and the pattern for various types of picot stitch. So, let’s get started!

How to crochet picot stitch
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What is Picot stitch?

Picot is a small loop-like stitch largely used to add edging on crochet items. It is considered the easiest border technique as it uses basic crochet stitches. i.e. chain and single crochet or slip stitch. The chains are usually 3 or 5 in number and are closed into a loop or ring using the larger stitches called joining stitches. You can use it in every stitch or skip some, adding other stitches.

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Abbreviation: Picot stitch, I think, has the shortest symbol, “P.”

Uses on: Scarves, dishcloths, coasters, blankets, etc.

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Types of picot stitch

There are many types or variations of the picot stitch depending upon the number of chain stitches and the type of joining stitch.

  • Slip stitch picot with three chains.
  • Single crochet picot with three chains.
  • 5 chains Pictot with any joining stitch

Symbols for different picot stitches:  While following a pattern as a chart, you will find different types of picot stitch symbols as given below:

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picot stitch symbols

Instructions For Crocheting Picot stitch

Are you ready for crocheting the picot stitch

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Skill level: Beginner 

Pattern type: One stitch repeat

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1. For Slip Stitch Picot Stitch

  1. Crochet 3 or 5 chains(YO and pull through the loop on the hook).
  2. Insert the crochet hook into the left leg of the first chain stitch you produced.
  3. Keeping the hook inside the chain, work one slip stitch (YO, pull up a loop and pull through the first loop on the crochet hook).
  4. You can then crochet the next picot stitch, following 1-3. If you want the look like in the picture, you will need three single crochet after each picot.

2. For Single crochet Picot Stitch

  • Chain three or five stitches.
  • Insert the hook into the first chain.
  • Work single crochet (YO, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on a hook) instead of slip stitch. Single crochet picot will produce a picot with more height than slip stitch one.
  • You can also use other stitches like half-double crochet and double crochet to heighten up the picot more.

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