A picot can be added to most crochet stitches This tutorial begins with working a ch3 picot into a double crochet (plain and with a bead).
Insert hook into the SIDE at the top of the double crochet. I’ve found that by working the stitch this way keeps the picot bump centered over the stitch.
Slip stitch to complete the picot and continue with the next stitches.
The method is the same when working a picot with a bead.
Chain 1, place bead, chain 1
Insert the hook into the side at the top of the double crochet and finish the picot by making a slip stitch.
Any number of chains can be used to make a picot and it can be worked into any height stitch. You can vary the number to create or emphasize a curve along the edge.
On the left is a line of single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet. On the right is the same combination with a chain3 picot on the single crochet, a chain4 picot on the half double crochet and a chain5 picot on the double crochet.
Insert the hook into the side of the single crochet to allow the picot bump to be centered over the stitch. The same is true for the half double crochet and any other height stitch.
A picot can also be part of the stitches that create a chain space. Instead of working the slip stitch into the side of a double crochet, it is worked into one of the chains of the picot. The pattern will indicate the number of stitches before and after the picot and, unless otherwise noted, it will be a ch3-picot. For example, when doing (ch1, picot, ch1) the picot is made by doing a ch3 and working the slip stitch into the 1st chain made. It can be thought of as (ch4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, ch1).
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: MARGO BAUMAN
Margo Bauman – aka flyingflower on Ravelry – learned to crochet from her Grandmother. While she occasionally spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college, she didn’t devote much time to it until the 2000’s. Since then, she has won a considerable number of 1st place ribbons at the St. Mary’s County Fair for her exceptional work and she’s a member of the CGOA. Her beautiful crochet pieces can be seen at the woman’s cooperative called Fuzzy Farmers Market in Leonardtown MD.
Over the past few years, Margo has created a number of original designs. Her very first pattern, Oh, Honey! Tunisian Spa Cloth, was released as a free pattern on Ravelry in March 2015. Later that year it was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee.