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This crochet tutorial will teach you how to crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch using Photos and a Video. This stitch can be crocheted in rounds and flat.
Before I went recently to Creativation, a craft business trade show, I had the desire to crochet several wearables in the same stitch. I knew I wanted it to be easy and quick. Furthermore, the stitch for those crochet projects needed to be mindless – meaning, I want to crochet it while sitting in front of the TV without having to worry about counting and losing track of stitches.
Right away the Lemon Peel Stitch came to mind. It is an easy stitch that provides a beautiful texture and allows me to crochet without having to pause the TV show or movie while crocheting it.
In fact, looking at the Lemon Peel Stitch, I can totally see why someone called it that way. From far away, I can see that the stitch assembles the skin or peel of a lemon.
In case you are curious about the above crochet hook, I am using and loving the Furls Crochet Hooks – especially the Odyssey crochet hooks. They are made out of metal and have more weight in the front which makes it easier and faster to crochet. I wrote an entire review on these beautiful hooks.
So, I currently have several crochet patterns designed using the Lemon Peel stitch. I will publish them one by one. The first one will be the Lemon Peel Hat which will be available this Saturday. That hat is super comfy and has an amazing faux fur pom-pom on top that makes the Lemon Peel Stitch literally pop when wearing this hat.
In case you need some more inspiration or are curious about other crochet stitch patterns I have tutorials for, please check out these:
The Most Important Part of all: Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial
So first, make a chain of a multiple of 2 plus 1 for the turning chain
After that you will start crocheting at the 2nd chain from the hook and crochet 1 single crochet.
In the next chain, crochet 1 double crochet. Continue the pattern of 1 single crochet in one stitch and 1 double crochet in the following stitch until the end of the row.
At the end of the row, it should
Next, you will start crocheting 1 single crochet in the first stitch and 1 double crochet in the next stitch. Again continue this pattern until the end of the row. You will turn and keep repeating row 2. Remember that you will always crochet
I really like the Lemon Peel Stitch. It is not only easy, but it also provides so much texture and dimension when using it on crochet projects. Although I have a Lemon Peel Hat pattern for you already, I am also working on a scarf, fingerless gloves and a headband pattern using the Lemon Peel Stitch. So look out for those. If you are worried about missing anything, be sure to sign up for my newsletter below.
If you had any trouble with the above photo tutorial, I highly recommend you check out my below video tutorial to learn how to make ribbing on hats. It is very detailed and shows every step.
The Break-Through Moment: Lemon Peel Stitch Video Tutorial
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