Downward Facing Picot
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The reason for this element is to be used for joining to a row below so it doesn't break the flow of the arc of the double stitches. Also, as in the following instructions, it can be used to join to the other side of a ring.

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Start making a ring(or chain). In this sample it is 3 ds, picot, 3 ds. Then make a long picot and finish with 1 double stitch.(Fig 1).
With your pick or hook, bend the long picot down behind the last ds and over the working thread. Tug it down tight. (Fig 2).
Make more double stitches.(Fig 3). This feature is used with beads to be joined or to join another row below so it doesnŐt break the flow of the arc of the double stitches.
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and are not to be taken as gospel. There are several ways to accomplish
each step of the processes and it is up to your discretion to find what best
suits your situation.