Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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Picots (no abbreviation) are pretty little round-shaped crochet stitches that add a decorative touch to an edging. You can also use picots to fill an empty space in a mesh design. You see them quite often in thread crochet, but you can also make them with yarn.

Chain (ch) 3.

Create three chain stitches from the point in your row where you want to add the picot stitch.

Insert your hook in the third chain from the hook.

Insert your hook in the third chain from the hook.

This chain stitch is the first you created in the preceding step.

Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

You’ve completed one picot stitch.

Check out the symbol that represents a picot stitch.

Check out the symbol that represents a picot stitch.

Many people who crochet prefer to read stitch diagrams instead of written instructions. This symbol for picot stitch would appear in a stitch diagram.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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