Today, I have a new video as promised showing you how to do a crocheted picot edging. This technique can be applied to a kitchen towel like I did, or a pillow case, handkerchief, fabric napkins – basically anything with a finished edge. The last video I did showed you how to do a scalloped edge, so this will show you the picot edge. Now who’s ready to make some beautiful kitchen towels! (Best thing is this is a quick project!)
perle cotton thread No. 8 (DMC and Anchor makes it)
Water soluble pen
Kitchen Towel (I purchased mine from Ross, TJ Maxx is a good spot too)
Cotton yarn (Cotton ease or sugar and cream)
crochet hook (3.75mm or 4mm for Cottonease and 5mm for sugar and cream)
In order to attach the crochet border to the kitchen towel (pillow case, handkerchief etc.) you must first put a blanket stitch. I didn’t cover that again in this video, but you can see the detailed instructions in the scalloped video HERE.
For the CottonEase yarn, make your marks for the blanket stitch on the back side of the towel with a water soluble pen 1/4 of an inch away from one another, and for the Sugar and Cream, they need to be 3/8 inch.
For the picot edge, you do not need to have a specific number of stitches done for the blanket stitch.
Start on the back side of the towel. Attach cotton yarn (I used sugar and cream) with a knot.
Insert the hook and draw yarn through, chain 1 and then single crochet in the same stitch.
Single crochet (sc) in every stitch going across your towel.
When you reach the last stitch, chain 1 and turn your work.
Sc in the first stitch, single crochet in the next stitch and then picot. Picot = chain 3, slip stitch in the back loop of the first chain.
Repeat 2 sc, picot until you reach the end.
Finish off and weave in the ends.
I hope you enjoyed this little mini series on crochet edging! Let me know what you think in the comments!
Here is the picot edging video!
Here is all of the information for the scalloped edging in case you missed it!