Now this is great when you are working on an edge, but when you need to be able to get your hook through the centre of that tiny loop you just made it can be really tricky.
The other problem I have found is that the picot tends to push the next stitch over slightly, leaving a gap in your stitches.
So here is my way of making a perfect picot every time, no gaps and easy to get your hook right in the middle of that tiny loop.
Picot worked in the side of the stitch.
Picot worked in front loop at top of stitch and front of stitch.
Chain 3 as normal and then put your hook through the front working loop at the top of the stitch and the 2nd front loop. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Again you can see how neat and tidy your picot is. This is my preferred way of working a picot, it is quick and easy and perfect every time.
From left to right, front loop picot, side loop picot, first chain picot.
Making your picot through the 2 front loops means it is easy peasy to make a normal stitch into the stitches before and after the picot.