I’m fully moved in to my new flat now, but unfortunately the internet is not, and earlier this week I used up my data allowance. So when the time came to crochet a picot border on my star blanket, I wasn’t able to Google ‘how to crochet picot stitch’.
But I’d read some instructions a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t actually try it out at the time, even though I’m definitely a kinaesthetic learner when it comes to crochet, but I was sure I would remember it anyway. It’s a simple enough little stitch.
I mean, my memory never lets me down…right?
Wrong (of course). The only part I remembered accurately was that a picot usually involves 3 chain stitches. So here’s what I did:
Two single crochet
Slip stitch in the same stitch as before
Which I think looks quite pretty, but is not a picot stitch.
Of course I made it almost halfway round the blanket before getting some internet access at the library and discovering that I was doing it wrong. So now I’m dithering about what to do; rip it all back and do an actual picot border, or just carry on with my pretty, made up stitch.
What do you think? Picot or pic-not? And has anyone else ever accidentally made something up? Let me know in the comments!