How to crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch. Do you want to give a unique twist to your crocheted projects? Try using the Lemon Peel Stitch!
With a few simple steps, you’ll be able to create a stitch that adds texture to your creations. In this tutorial, you’ll learn all about the Lemon Peel stitch, including different types of yarn you can use, and what types of projects it works well with!
Watch the full video tutorial here:
Today we are learning how to create the Lemon Peel Stitch. It creates so much yummy texture! It is also known as the “Griddle Stitch” and “Seed Stitch”.
We used this stitch to make the Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Headband.
We also used this stitch to create the Charlie Hat! You can check out both patterns on the blog 🙂
Ways to use this Stitch
This stitch is great for so many different types of projects, especially when you try it out with different yarns! Here are some great project ideas using the Lemon Peel Stitch.
- Hanging Basket
- Laptop Cover
Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial
Step 1: Chain an odd number (I chained 15 in my swatch)
Step 2: Single Crochet in the 2nd Chain from your hook.
Step 3: Double Crochet in the next Chain.
Keep repeating steps 2 & 3 until the end of your chain.
Step 4: Chain 1, and turn your work. (You will now be working on Row 2 of your project)
Step 5: Single Crochet in the first stitch.
The last stitch in row 1 was a Double Crochet. You are placing a Single Crochet on top of a Double Crochet.
All Single Crochet will be on top of a Double Crochet and all Double Crochtes will be on top of a Single Crochet.
Double Crochet in the next stitch.
Keep repeating step 5 until the end of your row.
Repeat Steps 4 & 5 until the end of your project.
Now let’s see how the Lemon Peel works up in different yarns!
Bernat Beyond: Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn, Using 6mm J Hook
This worked up really quickly! I think the stitch definition is really pretty. It is pretty stiff- so it would be good if you are trying to make a mug rug or placemat.
I would give this yarn a 10/10 for the lemon peel stitch definition!
Parfait Chunky: Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn, Using a 6mm J Hook
This one has a softer drape to it, but I think the texture of the stitch is lost in the texture of the yarn.
I would give this one 8/10 for stitch definition.
Bernat Blanket Yarn: Super Bulky (6) Weight Yarn, Using a 6mm J Hook
I do not like how it turned out with Blanket Yarn. It kind of looks messy! However, it is really squishy and would make a great rug or facial cloth. Like the Crafty Facial Rounds, but a small square in the Lemon Peel Stitch.
This one is a 2/10 for the stitch definition, but a 10/10 for the squish!
Bernat Home Decor Yarn: Bulky (5) Weight Yarn, Using a 5mm H Hook
You can see the stitches so well with this yarn! It is a little hole-y, so you can go down a hook size if you want.
I think this yarn would be great for a lemon peel placemat or laptop case!
This one gets 10/10 for stitch definition!
Variegated Hand-dyed Yarn: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn using 5mm H Hook
This one has a really good drape, but with the variegated yarn, I feel like you miss out on some of the stitch definition.
In the Lemon Peel stitch tutorial video, I also share some tips for how to crochet the Lemon Peel stitch in the round! You can watch that video here.
I would give this one a 6/10 for stitch definition.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the Lemon Peel stitch, and how it works up in different yarns!
I would love to see what you make with the Lemon Peel stitch, feel free to tag me @ACraftyConcept on Instagram.
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