Learn a new stitch: picot trellis

This easy crochet pattern is great for lacy edges or even funky scarves.

Make a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1, and then add 1 ch for turning (Try 32 ch.)

Row 1 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 4 ch; rep from * to end with 1 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2 *Ch 5, picot (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in 3rd ch of next 5 ch; rep from * until last 2 ch and dc, ch 2, 1 tr in last dc, skip t-ch, turn.

Row 3 Ch 1, 1 dc in st at base of ch, *ch 5, skip picot, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in 3rd ch of next 5 ch; rep from * until last picot and 5 ch, skip picot and work 1 dc into the 5 ch sp, turn.

Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

Abbreviations (We’re using UK crochet terms – check  The Making Spot’s full list and US conversions here)

ch chain

ch sp chain space

dc double crochet

tr treble

t-ch turning ch

This article first appeared in Simply Knitting magazine, in association with artesano. Our example is crocheted in artesano Superwash Merino yarn.