How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch Easily

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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. It might make you wonder how to crochet this beautiful stitch. No worries, I got you covered. Let me teach you step by step with pictures and a video. Ready?

Easy Tutorial how to crochet the Lemon peel stitch

Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch Tutorial Pattern Inspiration

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.

In fact, I love this crochet stitch so much I even made several patterns using it. I added the pictures to each of the three free crochet patterns below the stitch tutorial. The first one is for the Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves, the second one is for the Lemon Peel Infinity Scarf and the last one is for the Lemon Peel Hat. The 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.

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In case you need some more inspiration or are curious about other crochet stitch patterns I have tutorials for, please check out these:

  1. Catherine’s Wheel Stitch
  2. Bean Stitch
  3. Honeycomb Stitch
  4. Brick Stitch

The Break-Through Moment: Lemon Peel Stitch Video Tutorial

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Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial

So first, make a chain of a multiple of 2 plus 1 for the turning chain in the beginning of row 1.

Making a Chain for the Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch

After that you will start crocheting at the 2nd chain from the hook and crochet 1 single crochet.

Start to the Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch

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.

Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial step by step

At the end of the row, it should looks like the picture below. You should finish with a double crochet, whether you crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch flat or in a round.

How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch second row

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 a single crochet on top of a double crochet and a double crochet on top of a single crochet. That pattern creates the Lemon Peel Stitch.

Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch finished

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.

If you had any trouble with the above photo tutorial, I highly recommend you check out my above video tutorial to learn how to make ribbing on hats. It is very detailed and shows every step.

This stitch is an amazing stitch and can be used for many projects. I used the stitch for the following three crochet patterns. However, you can also use the Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern to make a washcloth. In that case, you wouldn’t even have to sew it. Just leave it a square.

  1. Crochet Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves
  2. Crochet Lemon Peel Hat
  3. Crochet Lemon Peel Infinity Scarf

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