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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Picot Bind Off Using Crochet Hook Tutorial

My Favorite bind off is a picot bind off using crochet hook. I used it in my Sunshine Top, Empire Top, and also in Lauri Dress. I like it because it makes a very flexible edging.

I am not sure whether there is tutorial about it, but the one I know is in Knitty Fall 2006 using knitting needle. When I tried, I don't really like the result. It flares too much. Thus I used my own method using crochet hook. Use the smallest hook possible and the tighter the better.

Step 1: Slip 1 stitch purlwise from left needle to the right hook

Step 2: Take working yarn with hook and pull it through both stitches

Step 3: Result

Step 4: Make 2 chains

Step 5: Insert the hook to the same stitch (that you slip in step 2), take working yarn with hook and pull through both stitches

Step 6: You just made 1 picot. Repeat from Step 1.


Mimi said...

Very good tutorial! I have to try this sometime.

lillicroche said...

Never thought about that! Good idea.

Cristina said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm going to try that one on my next project, and i do think a finish touch in crochet is always cute.

Нина Ржевская, Художник-кукольник. Nina Rzhevskaya, doll artist. said...

This is my favorite way to bind off now! Thanks for sharing!!!