A “Peek-o” at the Picot Stitch: How to Make It Work for Any Crochet Project

Here, you'll learn the step-by-step for crocheting the picot stitch, as well as some examples for modifications on the simple stitch How to crochet the picot stitch
Here are the steps to crochet the basic picot stitch.
Step 1: Chain three.  Step 2: Insert hook into first chain.
Step 3: Yarn over.Step 4: Pull yarn through. Step 5: Yarn over.
 Step 6:Pull yarn through both loops on hook.Step 7: Single crochet in next stitch.
In other words, what you're doing here is creating a chain three and then making a sc stitch into the first chain of that chain three and following that with a sc in the next stitch of the row
How to crochet a row of picot stitch . If you want to create a whole row of picot crochet stitches for an edging, you'll repeat steps 1-7 across the row.Variations on picot crochet stitchThe instructions above are for the basic crochet picot stitch. However, there are several variations on this popular design. Here are the most common variations:Increase the number of chains . Instead of beginning the picot with a ch 3, you can begin it with a ch 4, ch 5 or even more chains. This just creates a taller and more open picot stitch. The photo below shows a picot stitch made with a ch 5.
Begin with a single crochet . You can sc, then chain three on top of it (like in step 1) and continue the rest of the steps from there. This gives your picot stitches a little flatter and wider. See "Crochet Thursday: Border with Picots" by Andrea Sanchez on the Craftsy blog for a tutorial on this method. Work into black loops only . Insert hook into back loop only of the chain three stitch, and work BLO in step 2.
Use a slip stitch instead of a single crochet. If you'd like to try this variation, works step 1-3 as normal. Then for step 4, pull yarn through both the work and the loop on the hook to make your slip stitch. Skip steps 5 and 6 and finish with step 7.
 Add sc stitches between picots.  In the description above for working rows of crochet picot stitch, you would chain three directly on top of the sc in step seven. If you want to make a more defined, openwork version of the picot stitch, add one or two more sc stitches after step seven before you begin your next picot.Faux picot stitch crochet . You can create a look similar to the picot across a row by doing sc, *ch 3, sc in each of next three stitches and repeat from * across the row. source