The Picot Single Crochet is a fun variation on the single crochet stitch, and used in conjunction with sc, it makes up the Granule Stitch pattern! This stitch and pattern are very similar to the Tunisian Pebbles Dishcloth – but made in standard crochet stitches, without any special tools! Here’s how it’s done.
Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Picot Single Crochet & Granule Stitch Pattern
Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial for the Picot Single Crochet & Granule Stitch
The Granule Stitch is a pattern of alternating Picot Single Crochets (abbreviated Psc) and regular single crochets (sc). Traditionally, the Granule Stitch is worked with the Psc sts staggered in each row, so you’d start with a multiple of 4, plus 1, plus 1 for the starting chain (or if starting with FSC, just a multiple of 4 plus 1). If you want the Picots to stack up in straight columns, start with a multiple of 2, plus 1, plus 1 for the starting chain (or for FSC, just a multiple of 2 plus 1). In the photos below I’ll demonstrate the staggered, traditional method, starting with a chain of 14.
Picot Single Crochet (Psc): (Worked from the WS of the fabric) Insert the hook in the next st, yo and pull up a loop. [Yo and pull through 1 loop] 3 times (as for a ch 3). Yo and pull through both loops on the hook. Push ch 3 to the back (RS) of the fabric when working the next st.
Row 1: Ch a multiple of 4 plus 1, plus 1 for the starting chain. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch to the end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch1, sc in the 1st st. *Psc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end. Turn. TIP: Hold down the Psc in front to see the top of the st to work into it.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 sts. *Psc in the next st, sc in the next st. Repeat from * until 1 st remains. Sc in the last st. Turn.
Row 5: As Row 3.
Repeat Rows 2 through 5 to length desired.
That’s really all there is to it! Easy as can be, and though it’s an “advanced” stitch in that it’s not a basic or standard stitch, it’s certainly easy enough for any crocheter to master! And it makes a fantastic, nubbly, fun fabric. Try starting with a chain of 30 and make a dishcloth of Picot Single Crochet and the Granule Stitch pattern today!
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Thanks for your kindness to present freely a nice pattern/video tutorial.
You’re welcome Rosmina! Thank you for commenting!
Deborah Joy Coyle
This is a great tutorial, thank you for sharing your skill & talent.
Thank you Deborah!
marilisa gatti staut
muito bom ,”obrigada ,por nos passartodas as explicaçoes”para mim todas as explicaçoes foram valiozas ‘mais uma vez obrigasda’
Thank you for the great pic tutorial of this stitch. I found it when I was searching for a textured stitch . I needed something that would look like a sheep’s fur. I am making crochet nativity scenes for my family and I think this stitch will be perfect for the little guys. Thanks again!
😀 How fun! Thank you Vicky!
I as a fairly new crocheter want to thank you for the time and generosity you show us. Anyone trying to learn something new is most often frustrated just trying it and then if you were feed with having to pay for a lesson you would become even more annoyed. So to find yours for free is wonderful. It does relive some of the stress.
Thanks to you I now know a new stitch.
Thank you so much Tamara for sharing your written and video tutorial ! Awesome as always! I had never seen the stitch pattern until now and I love it! I will be using it a lot I’m sure. I can think of so many things to make with it! Thanks again!
😀 Thank you so much Deborah!!
The video would not look and I don’t understand the picture directions.
Hi Lucy! I’m sorry the video isn’t working, youtube must be having issues. Hopefully it’ll work now!
I have a favorite afghan pattern (one of few I’ve made more than once) that uses this stitch. I just never knew it had a name! I’m not a fan of bobbles or most stitches that protrude to get snagged on stuff easily. This stitch has wonderful texture and appearance without “getting in the way.”
😀 It’s a fun one for sure!