This Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch tutorial will teach you how to make a beautifully textured stitch using basic stitches — just double and single crochet stitches!
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The Lemon Peel Stitch is very popular and a wonderful way to achieve beautiful soft texture with just basic crochet stitches.
Essentially you will be alternating double crochet and single crochet stitches across each row to create a texture which ends up looking very much like the rind of a lemon peel. Beautiful for so many applications – blankets, scarves, shawls, cowls — really endless possibilities! I have another upcoming pattern being released this Fall using this beautiful stitch — check out the sneak peek below! Different colored rows takes this stitch to the next level!
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The written pattern instructions with a photo tutorial for this stitch is provided below. A complete video tutorial can be found at the bottom of this post if you like visual learning. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!
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Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch Written & Photo Tutorial
Tools and supplies in video:
Clover Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Caron Simply Soft Lemon
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
For the foundation chain, you will need to chain in multiples of 2 + 1.
Sample shown below is a starting chain of 31 (2 x 15 = 30 + 1 = 31).
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook,
dc in next ch, continue repeating *sc in next ch, dc in next ch* to end of row, dc in last ch. Turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in same st (base of ch 1), dc in next st,
continue repeating *sc in next st, dc in next st* to end of row, dc in last st. Turn
Note: When the stitch sequence is worked correctly, you are placing the sc into the top of the dc from the previous row and the dc into the top of the sc from the previous row.
Continue repeating row 2 to desired size.
Super simple and easy!
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