Crochet Picot Edging







Making a crochet picot can be a little fiddly but with practise you will find it to be an easy peasy way to give a knitted or crocheted item a pretty finish without looking too fussy. it's not a great deal harder, or more work than doing a straight plain edge in a basic stitch , and won't take you long to learn

Making one is just a case of making a few chain and then making a slip stitch or double crochet (US single crochet) at the base of the chain. 

You can vary the look and size by varying the number of chain you make and the distance between each one.

Once you have learned how to make them they can be used as a decoration straight on to the edge of a piece of crochet as in the three varieties in the photograph above (instructions below), or you can make them as an addition to a fancier edging as is the example here of a lacy edging

Cleverly they can also be included in stitch patterns, especially in mesh or netting patterns and if you want a delicate bobble stitch pattern, working a picot within a row of plain crochet gives a lovely textured effect

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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