Picot is a decorative crochet stitch that creates an elegant pointy edging. It is commonly used in crochet patterns such as snowflakes, doilies, lace borders, shawls, and more.
When making a picot stitch, you are creating a tiny loop by slip-stitching a chain of 3 (or more) into a tiny circle. The patterns will often specify where 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
In our patterns, I prefer making picots through the base of the previously made stitches. So, here is how I finish picots through the base of sc stiches (first video below) and through the base of dc stitches (second video below).
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.
And here is the left-handed version of the video: