Size 10 crochet thread
Size 9/1.4 mm hook
Double crochet (dc)
Slipstitch (sl st)
Loosely chain (ch) 70. This is what my apron needed and worked up to @11 1/2" long, but chain to 'size' for your project.
Beginning in 2nd ch stitch from hook, double crochet (dc) in back loop of each ch to end.
*Ch 4, sl st INTO (see below) the next chain* repeat to end.
That's it! You're almost done now.
Finish off to prevent it unravelling.
At this point I've chained 70, completed all my dcs (double crochets) and am adding the 'picot-like' stitches by ch4, sl st.....
UNDER each dc. You can see better in the photo below, the sl st is made putting your crochet hook through each open space the dc made. Much easier and faster and this stitch 'slides' a little when complete and gives the piece a more 'lacy' look. Finish off the same.