Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

How To Crochet Mirrored Picots

Crochet Mirrored Picots

Once you have mastered normal picots and downward picots, mirrored picots are a simple affair. Close mirrored picots will quickly become a favourite embellishment in your crochet.

Mirrored Picots

How to crochet mirrored picots - remove hook and insert hook into 8th and 4th chains from hook

Chain 8, remove your hook, insert hook into 8th chain from the hook and then into the 4th chain from the hook, pick up the dropped loop - no need to yarn over - and pull through both loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through to complete the pair of picots.

Continue as normal

How to crochet mirrored picots - pick up the dropped loop and pull through, yarn over and pull through to complete the mirrored picot

It may take a little practice to get your mirrored picots to look well formed but once you do you'll love these little motifs.

How to crochet mirrored picots