The Fancy Picot Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #142

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fancy picot stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate looking pattern. The fancy picot stitch would be great for cowls, baby sweaters, and hats!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Double Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 10 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 10 + 3

  • Row 1: (Right Side): Skip 3ch (count as 1dc) *1dc into each of next 2ch, work Picot of [3ch, inserting hook down through top of last st made and sl st to close], [1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc into next ch, Picot] twice, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch**, 1ch, skip 1ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc into last 2 ch, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st st, 1dc into next st, *[Picot, 1ch, skip next ch and picot, 1dc into next dc] 3 times, 1dc into next dc**, 1ch, skip 1ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, dc into turn ch, turn.
  • Repeat Row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fancy Picot Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Fancy Picot Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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