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Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch – Quick Tutorial

The Lemon Peel Stitch is a beautifully textured stitch that is made by alternating Single Crochet and Double Crochet stitches. It’s that combination of short and long crochet stitches that creates the lemon peel like texture. And, it does look even more like a lemon peel if you use a bright yellow colour 🙂

The Lemon Peel stitch uses two of the basic crochet stitches to create a textured fabric – single crochet and double crochet stitches. If you’re a beginner and you know how to work those two stitches – you can crochet the Lemon Peel stitch.

Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch has a few different names, it’s known as the Seed stitch and the Griddle stitch (not the Crumpled Griddle Stitch) . People also call it the Houndstooth stitch when two contrasting colours are used and the colours alternate every row.

Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial

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Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet


  • any type of yarn
  • matching crochet hook

Lemon Peel Stitch Pattern

Chain any odd number.

Row 1: SC in second St from hook, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from * across the row. DC in last St.

lemon peel stitch steps

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. SC in first St (on top of DC in previous row, as pictured below), DC in next (on top of SC in previous row), *SC in next, DC in next, repeat from * across the row.

lemon peel stitch steps
lemon peel stitch steps

Row 3: repeat row 2 until you reach your desired size.

Note: Start every row with a SC and finish with a DC. You will have SC stitches on top of DC stitches in previous row and vice versa.

I love the lemon Peel stitch for a number of reasons. First of all, it has a really nice texture and you can make a variety of crochet projects such as baby blankets, scarves, dishcloths. Second reason, it’s super easy!

I hope you like the Lemon Peel stitch! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or just share what you would like to crochet using this stitch 🙂

Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch Uses

  • Baby Blankets, afghans, throws
  • Washcloths, dishcloths
  • Kitchen dish towels, hand towels

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