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The Lemon Peel Stitch

This is the lovely, crunchy Lemon Peel!
Also called the Crinkle Stitch (so cute!) and the Up and Down Stitch, this is a great go-to textured stitch to add visual interest to any project!  Gauge is similar to Half Double Crochet.

You Will Need:

Materials:  I used Hikoo Simpliworsted by Skacel.  Worsted Weight (4).  Superwash wool blend.
Tools:  Since I used Worsted Weight Yarn, I grabbed my trusty H-8/5.0mm
Skills:  Chain (CH), Skip (SK), Single Crochet (SC), Double Crochet (DC).

The Lemon Peel Stitch

Worked over an even number of stitches with a one row repeat.

Foundation Row:  Chain an even number of stitches.
Row 1:  CH 1, SK 1. SC to end.
(Or, make one row of foundation single crochet)

Row 2:  CH 2, SK 1.  DC 1.  (SC 1, DC 1) to end of row.
(Be sure to CH 2 for the turning chain, or your edges will be tighter that the rest of the fabric.)

Row 3:  Repeat Row 2!  This time, you will SC on top of the DC of the previous row, and DC on top of the SC!  You can see how this got the name of "Up and Down" Stitch.

Continue to Repeat Row 2!


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