Let's talk about picots! For non-crocheters, picots are those little round knobby things that are often used for decorative edges, and "picot" is pronounced "pee-koh." How do you crocheters feel about picots? I personally have a love/hate relationship with them...
When I first learned how to make a picot I really disliked them because I felt like each picot I made looked different from the next, which made me wonder if I was even doing it correctly. It's also a bit of an awkward stitch that, at least for me, slows down your crocheting speed. But the stitch has grown on me. I really like the look of them and I'm a little quicker making them.
So, you've probably noticed that this doily has quite a few picots. The vintage pattern is called "Picot Picot" and is from the Star Doily Book No. 151. You can download the whole ebook at www.jessica-tromp.nl. I made this one with size 10 thread and a 1.65mm hook.
As I neared the end of this doily I was getting pretty sick of making picots... but I love how it turned out! So what are your feelings on picots? Love 'em, hate 'em or both?