Knit and Crochet Ever After

Do You Picot?

What is a picot you ask? According to Wikipedia, a picot is a loop of thread created for functional or ornamental purposes along the edge of lace, ribbon, crocheted, knitted or tatted material. These loops vary in size, according to their intended function and to their creator’s artistic intention.

If you’ve never used it before, it’s a really great versatile stitch that can add some dimension to your next crochet project — and it’s really easy to do.

Picots give this owl's eyes the pointy points.
Picots give this owl’s eyes the pointy points.

You can use them on a corner to get a nice pointy edge. You can use them as an edge for a bumpy border, or even inside of lace work for extra texture. There are so many things you can do with a picot.

So how do you do them?

Easy, all you do is CH 3 where ever you are at and then SL ST in the 1st of the 3 CHs — picot complete. You can substitute the amount of chains you make for your picot, but the basic crochet picot usually uses 3 chains.

If you’d like to see the picot in action here is a short video (lefties click here) on how to make them and what they look like as an edging. Let me know what you use picots for below!

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