The Picots Motif :: Crochet Stitch #198

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the picots motif. This stitch creates a fun pattern. The picots motif would be great for afghans, pot holders, and blankets!

Video Tutorial


Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Ch 16, Join in round.

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Ch 16, Join in round.

  • Note: Work stitches in chains, not in spaces.
  • Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in each of the next 3 ch, ch 7, *1dc in each of the next 3ch, ch 7, *dc in each of the next 4ch, ch7, rep from * twice, join with a Sl st to top of beg ch 3(4 ch 7 loops).
  • Round 2: ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *skip next group of dc, working in the chains of the next ch 7 loop, work [1dc, ch 1], in each of next 7ch, ch 1 more, rep from * twice, end with [1dc, ch 1] in each of the next 6ch, join with a Sl st to the end 3rd ch of beg ch 5.
  • Round 3: ch 1, *sc in each of next 2 ch, [1sc next dc, ch 3, 1sc 3rd ch from hook (picot made) skip next ch 1 space] 6 times, 1sc in next dc, rep from * 3 times more, join with a Sl st in the beg ch 1, fasten off.
  • Repeat rounds 1-3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Picots Motif. (Reversible)

Example of the Picots Motif. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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