Crochet Picot Edging







Making a picot is an easy way to give a knitted or crocheted item a pretty finish without looking too fussy.

making one is just a case of making a few chain and then making a slip stitch or single crochet (UK double crochet) at the base of the chain. Vary the size by varying the number of chain you make.

Once you have learned how to make them you can use them as decoration straight on to the edge of a piece of crochet as in the three varieties shown below, or you can make them an addition to a fancier edging.

Cleverly they can also be included in stitch patterns, especially in mesh or netting patterns

Instructions for picot edging

For each type (small medium and large) start with a foundation row using a firm straight edged stitch such as single crochet, double crochet or trebles.

Small

Make 1 chain

Work 1 single crochet (UK double crochet) into each of first 2 stitches.

*2chain, slip stitch into first chain, 1 single crochet into each of next 2 stitches**

repeat from * to **

Medium

Make 1 chain

Work 1 single crochet (UK double crochet) into each of first 3 stitches.

*3chain, slip stitch into first chain, 1 single crochet into each of next 3 stitches**

repeat from * to **

Large

Make 1 chain

Work 1 single crochet (UK double crochet) into each of first 4 stitches.

*4chain, slip stitch into first chain, 1 single crochet into each of next 4 stitches**

repeat from * to **

Use this stitch where you want a neat firm edge. Good for blankets, cardigan and jacket edgings, purse flaps or scarves

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