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I don’t know about you, but I love learning new stitches! The Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch is one of the newest stitches that I have learned and I thought that I would share it with you!

Is the Lemon Peel Stitch Easy to Crochet?

YES! It’s a super easy stitch pattern to remember and will add some variety to you skills.

This is a great stitch to learn even if you are more of a beginner because it only involves 2 basic crochet stitches. The 2 basic stitches that it takes to make up the crochet lemon peel stitch are the single crochet and the double crochet stitches.

I’m sure that it will quickly become a favorite stitch that you will use for many different crochet projects.

What can you make with the Lemon Peel Stitch?

The lemon peel stitch creates a beautiful texture that is great for all kinds of things like –

  • washcloths
  • scarves
  • hats
  • headbands
  • dish towels
  • baby blankets.

For this stitch pattern I will be using Dishie Cotton yarn and making a washcloth. I love Dishie yarn from We Crochet. It’s a 100% acrylic yarn that works up beautifully.

It’s a reversible stitch that looks the exact same on both sides. So there is really no wrong or right side to this stitch.

Why is it Called the Lemon Peel Stitch?

This might be partly due to the fact that texture it creates resembles the rind of a lemon. It really makes for a beautiful stitch. It has a slightly bumpy texture like the peel of a lemon.

What Type of Yarn works best for the Lemon Peel Stitch?

Really, most of your basic types of yarn will work for this stitch. Like acrylic, cotton and even wool blends of yarn.

When learning a new stitch, you can use a cotton yarn and work up a sample with it. Make it big enough that it can be a washcloth when you’re finished. That way instead of pulling it back out you can have a finished piece like a washcloth while you learned a new stitch.

Try this stitch with different types of yarn like worsted weight yarn vs super bulky yarn and see the difference between them.

I have included the written tutorial, along with some pictures and a full video tutorial for this stitch (just in case you are a visual learner!) If you enjoy my tutorials, please be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel! Thank you so much for your support!

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Skill Level: Easy

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To start the Lemon Peel Stitch

Step 1: Start by chaining an odd number of stitches. You can start with any odd number of chains, since I’m making a washcloth, I’ll be starting with 29 stitches.

step one of crocheting the lemon peel stitch

Step 2: In the second chain from your hook work a sc

Step 3: dc in the next stitch *sc, dc* repeat * to * across. You should finish with a dc in the last st. You should have an even number of stitches across.

steps 2 -3  of crocheting the lemon peel stitch

For row 2 and every repeat row –

ch 1, turn your work, single crochet in the first stitch (make sure that it is the dc from the previous row and not the turning chain), dc in the next stitch. * sc, dc * repeat all the way across.

step by step of crocheting the lemon peel stitch

Work the rest of the rows by simply repeating row 2.

So, you are basically working a single crochet stitch into every double crochet of the previous row and a double crochet into every single crochet from the previous row. After the chain stitch at the beginning of each row, you will always start with a single crochet in the first stitch and end with a double crochet at the end of the row in the last stitch.

For the washcloth I did 25 rows total.

And, that’s how easy it is to crochet the lemon peel stitch!

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If you have any trouble with this stitch, be sure to check out my video tutorial! I hope that you will enjoy this stitch and crochet so many new things with it!

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Lemon Peel Stitch or something else entirely, tag me!

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