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Learn to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch

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Learn to crochet this easy lemon peel stitch. Using simple alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches creates this lovely textured pattern.

The Lemon Peel Stitch is an easy stitch that is simply comprised of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. This stitch is also known as the Griddle Stitch.

In fact, my fellow crocheters at Daisy Farm Crafts refer to this stitch as the Griddle Stitch. They have crochet tutorials and patterns, like this Infinity Scarf and quite a few crochet projects on their website, if you’re interested. Plus, Tiffany and her daughter Hannah are just genuinely sweet people.

Now, back to the Lemon Peel Stitch. As I’m sure you can imagine, this stitch, with it’s alternating single and double crochet stitches creates this beautiful texture pattern that reminds me, well, of lemon peel.

The lemon peel stitch is great for blankets and scarves because it looks the exact same on both sides. So, come take a look and see what you think!

How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch

Crochet Supplies:

Before you begin this tutorial, you are gonna need just three things:

  1. yarn
  2. crochet hook
  3. scissors

With the Lemon Peel Stitch, you will chain an even number of chains for your foundation chain. Then we’ll alternate sc and dc stitches in the subsequent rows. Keep in mind that you’ll always sc in the dc of stitch in the row below. Likewise, you’ll always dc in the sc of the stitch in the row below.


So, the pattern would look like this:

Ch 26 (or any even number) for your foundation chain.

Row 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st,  repeat from * to end of row. (End row with sc stitch.)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Dc in the first st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * to end of row (End row with dc stitch.)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * to end of row, ch 1, turn. (End row with sc stitch.)

Rows 4-End: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. 

Lemon Peel Stitch Video

Crochet Patterns Using the Lemon Peel Stitch

So, now that you know how to crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch, what are you going to do with this knowledge? Well, one of the things I like to crochet with the lemon peel stitch are dishcloths. I’ll be sharing my Lemon Peel Stitch Dishcloth pattern with you very soon. In the meantime, here are some other ideas that I found online that incorporate this stitch:

Learn to Crochet

If you’re new to crochet or would like to learn more about crocheting, I’ve created a series of video tutorials that might be of interest to you. You’ll find the video tutorials on my YouTube Channel. In fact, I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Some of the videos you’ll find there are:

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If you’re interested in learning more about crocheting, getting tips and inspiration from like-minded people or just connecting with other crafty souls, please come join us on A Handmade Home Facebook Group!

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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