Buttonhole and Venetian Point Picot Edge

Structural Category

Looped

Specific Usage

Edge

Other Names

 

Diagrams

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Working from left to right make a series of Buttonhole Edge stitches on the edge of the fabric.

On reaching the point which will become the right edge of the picot, reverse direction of work. Loop the working thread clockwise. Pass the needle over the horizontal part of the next Buttonhole stitch keeping the working thread under the point of the needle.

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Loop the working thread counterclockwise and pass the needle right to left under the loop formed in Step 2 and over the working thread to form a knot. Repeat stitch into the horizontal part of each Buttonhole Edge stitch until reaching the required number of stitches to form the base of the picot (completing row 1 of the picot).

When the base is formed, reverse direction of work. Loop the working thread counterclockwise and pass the needle behind the first stitch of the previous row into the loop formed by the working thread. Keep the working thread under the point of the needle. Do not pull taut. Leave the loop formed by the working thread.

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Insert the needle into this loop and over the working thread and pull taut to form the knot. Continue working this row until completing one less stitch than in the previous row (completing row 2 of the picot).

Repeat rows one and two completing one less stitch in each row until only one stitch remains of the picot. Weave the needle up the right edge of the picot under the buttonhole loop at the top of the picot.

Continue with Buttonhole Edge stitches until ready for the next picot, then begin with Step 2.

Diagram source: Venessa Harrold, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group