Picot Single Crochet & Granule Stitch Tutorial
Hi Friends! I’m happy to be doing my very first stitch tutorial for you all today! In this post we’ll be learning the Picot Single Crochet (PSC) and the Granule Stitch!
If you’re familiar with my patterns, you’ll know I use the Picot Single Crochet OFTEN! It has a beautiful bumpy texture that adds so much interest to a project! We’re also going to learn the Granule Stitch, which is simply just using a Picot Single Crochet in combination with a regular Single Crochet to create an entire piece covered in little “bumps”!
The Granule Stitch is usually worked so that the Picot Single Crochet stitches are staggered (photo A), but you can also make them in a line (photo B)! In the pattern below I will show how to do both options.
Check out the free Dotty Dishcloth pattern where we use the staggered option to create a quick, easy, and fun dishcloth!
Now let’s grab some yarn, a hook, and let’s learn something new!
Follow along with the video tutorial on YouTube!
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For this tutorial I will be using a 8.00mm (L) hook and Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn.
Before learning the Granule Stitch we’ll need to know how to Picot Single Crochet first. The abbreviation for Picot Single Crochet is PSC.
Picot Single Crochet (PSC)
The Picot Single Crochet is always worked on the wrong side of your project. When making the stitch you will push it back, creating the bumpy texture on the opposite side (the right side).
Insert your hook into the designated stitch and pull up a loop
Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop on your hook
Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop again
Yarn over and pull through the 1st loop once more
Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook
Push the chain 3 you just created behind and work the next stitch
As you can see from the photos, once you push that chain 3 back, it creates a bump on the opposite side of your work. Note: you cannot work a PSC as the last stitch in a row. You need to work a stitch after it so that it pulls the stitch down, forcing the bump to stick out.
The Picot Single Crochet is one of my most favorite stitches and I love the texture it creates! Check out these free patterns on my blog that all use the Picot Single Crochet:
Now let’s move onto the Granule Stitch!
The Granule Stitch is made by combining the PSC and a regular Single Crochet (SC), and it’s more of a pattern then a stitch. It’s basically a repeat of 2 rows: 1 row of all SC stitches, followed by a row of alternating SC and PSC. This pattern is repeated until your desired length is reached then you will end with a row of just SC. The bumps only show up on one side of the fabric, the bumpy side being the “right side” and the flat side being the “wrong side”. You will always work the PSC stitches while on the wrong side so that they poke out on the right side.
The first thing you’ll need is your foundation chain. If you are wanting to have your Picot Single Crochet stitches staggered, you will need to chain a multiple of 4 + 1 + 1. If you want the Picot Single Crochet stitches in straight lines, you will need to chain a multiple of 2 + 1 + 1. For my example pattern below I chained 10 (8 + 1 + 1).
CH – Chain
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SC- Single Crochet
PSC – Picot Single Crochet
Granule Stitch Pattern
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each ST across (9)
Row 2: CH 1 & turn. SC in 1st ST, *PSC in next ST, SC in next ST* (Repeat instructions between ** until the end of the row) (9)
Row 3: CH 1 & turn. SC in each ST across (9)
(If you are wanting your PSC stitches in straight lines just repeat Rows 2 & 3 until you reach your desired length. If you want to PSC stitches to be staggered, continue onto Row 4)
Row 4: CH 1 & turn. SC in the 1st 2 STs, *PSC in next ST, SC in next ST* (repeat instructions between ** until 1 ST remains) SC in last ST (9)
Row 5: CH 1 & turn. SC in each ST across (9)
Repeat Rows 2-5 until desired length is reached
And that’s the Granule Stitch!
I hope enjoyed learning these new stitches! Now let’s take what we’ve learned and turn it into something beautiful and purposeful! Check out the Dotty Dishcloth pattern! This free pattern is available on my blog and YouTube channel, and uses the Granule Stitch to create a fun textured dishcloth! Follow the links below for the written pattern & video tutorial!