Crochet Picot Stitches: Beautiful and Easy to Crochet
Your crochet dress, sweater, or skirt is finished, but you want just a little something more. How about a picot crochet edging? Picot crochet stitches are easy enough for a crochet beginner but are the perfect crochet stitches for even the advanced crocheter to use when you want to add that perfect finish to a crochet project.
Picot crochet stitches can be worked into a crochet lace pattern, but they are most commonly used as a crochet edging. In the Interweave Crochet Summer 2019 issue, both the Jasmine Flower Dress and the Dusty Plum Dress use crochet picots to create a beautiful but simple edging.
To work a picot edging, the only crochet stitches you need to know are chains and slip stitches. Seriously! They’re simple enough for a beginner or an evening of relaxing crochet while binge watching your favorite new television series.
To work a picot, chain 3, slip stitch in the third chain from the hook. That’s it. You’ve created your first picot stitch! It really is that simple.
The Jasmine Flower Dress uses a triple picot. You worked the basic picot; you can stack them. It’s easy! Just work three picot stitches in a row. Have fun stringing as many picot stitches together as you like. Soon you’ll be adding picot stitches to the edges of all of your crochet accessory and garments.
Now that you have the basic picot crochet down, let’s take a look at the Shadow Purple Top. The edging on this crochet top uses a stitch that is more of a modified picot crochet. To create this modified picot stitch, you work a double crochet in the indicated stitch, chain 2 as you would for a normal picot, and then, instead of slip stitching, work a half double crochet through the top front loop and cross strand of the double crochet you just worked. This gives the picot stitch additional texture and a slight twist.
Congratulations on adding another crochet stitch to your crochet toolbox! Whether you are working basic picot stitches, stacking picot stitches, or modifying the picot stitch, this crochet stitch is a simple but effective way to add the perfect finish to any crochet project. Crochet the Jasmine Flower Dress, the Dusty Plum Dress, the Shadow Purple Top or just add a picot edging to your current work in progress. Get your copy of Interweave Crochet Summer 2019 today for the detailed crochet patterns and stitch diagrams for the crochet patterns I highlighted today.