How to Add a Picot Edging | Crochet Tutorial

Hi there, friends!

In my recent endeavor to refresh several old patterns, I’ve also been refreshing crochet tutorials, giving them their own standalone post, easily searchable on the blog, and linked to all new video tutorials, now that I have my YouTube channel.

I’m presently working on refreshing my Autumn Walks Triangle Scarf, which brings me to the picot edging tutorial!

Picot Edging

You guys are going to love the picot for its simple execution for a beautiful addition to your crochet fabrics. The trickiest part of this is the slip stitch, but I’m going to walk you through it, so don’t sweat it. And if the pictures aren’t enough, I’ve recorded a video tutorial as well, which appears below the photo tutorial.

Let’s dive in!

Picots are a decorative stitch, usually found in edging, made at the same time as your last row / round of pattern stitches. The last row / round of pattern stitches provide a “base” stitch, we’ll call it, that you will build your picot on top of using a series of 3 chain stitches, then close your chains with a slip stitch through the top of your base stitch.

For the purpose of this tutorial, my last row is a row of double crochet stitches, and my pattern tells me to work a picot every other double crochet stitch. Regardless of your base stitch type (single crochet, double crochet, etc.), the method is the same.

While this technique is usually found in edging, like my Autumn Walk’s Triangle Scarf, you can also work it into the fabric of your crochet if you’re working a netting or lace section, like Wilma Westenberg’s Vela Flower Friend 3 Shawl I’ve personally been working on recently. Her pattern is a variation on the picot, so it isn’t exactly the same as a traditional picot, but I think it does an excellent job to show you how you might also work this stitch into the body of your fabric, not just the edge.

That’s it! I hope you found this tutorial helpful! As always, let me know if you have any other stitches you’d like to see a tutorial on! You can contact me here or by email [email protected] any time!

Happy yarning!

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