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Picot Stitch

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The picot stitch is a very common decorative crochet stitch. It is quite simple to make, yet can make your work look much more refined. In this Stitchopedia entry you will learn to make the picot stitch with a video, written instructions, photos, and a sample practice piece. At the end of this post you will find a few patterns which use the picot stitch so you can try out your new skill.

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Picot Stitch (p) ~ ch 3, sl st into first ch made.

Ready to make a little practice piece?

The one you see here is made with Red Heart With Love yarn.

ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
sl st
~ slip stitch

Row 1: Ch 9, sc in second ch from hook, and each ch to end. (8sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [p, sc in next st] 7 times.

I actually like the back better. How about you?

Here is a chart for the practice piece as well.

Ready for more? Here are some patterns that use the picot stitch.

Several of the ruffles on this skirt use picots.
Picot Cowl and matching Arm Warmers
Here is a pretty border with a variation on a picot stitch.


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