How many names can one stitch have????
I created the Lemon Peel fingerless gloves because I wanted a quick, gratifying project using my favorite stitch pattern. In thinking of a name, I had to reach out to fellow crocheters for the name of my favorite stitch. This current fav is the combination of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. I love the look of texture that is created by the alternating heights of stitches.
Some awesome ladies in a crochet-themed Facebook group offered several names that I found interesting :-), such as lemon peel stitch, citrus peel stitch, grit stitch, suzette stitch, and seed stitch. Five names! Five names for one stitch! Can you name five names for one stitch? I had never heard of the lemon peel stitch or citrus peel stitch. I took to Google and Pinterest to sort out all of the names because I didn’t think that all five were exactly what I was looking for.
My search taught me that the grit stitch and suzette stitch are the same, you place one single crochet and one double crochet in the same stitch, skip one stitch, and repeat the stitches. This was not what I was looking for, but another interesting stitch pattern that may pop up in a future design…
Through the process of elimination, I was left with the lemon peel stitch, citrus peel stitch and seed stitch referring to the same pattern of alternating single crochet and double crochet. I was happy to finally know the name and have options.
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Let’s Get to the Pattern: Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves
Hook: H/8 (5.00mm)
Yarn: Red Heart Soft, charcoal, or any worsted weight yarn in color of choice
needle row counter, or way to count rows
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet Bpdc = back post double crochet sl st = slip stitch fdc = foundation double crochet FO = fasten off sk = skip
Gauge: 4 stitches x 3 rows = 1 inch x 1 inch in stitch pattern, does not include the cuff
Measurements: 7.5 inch length x 4.25 inch width flat, 8.75 inch circumference
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
- Gloves can be made longer by adding rows before or after the thumb hole
- Gloves can be made wider by increasing a multiple of 2 foundation stitches, or made narrower by decreasing a multiple of 2 foundation stitches
- Foundation stitches can be substituted by making a chain of 32, then dc in 4th chain, dc in each st to end, sl st to join. Continue to follow the rest of the pattern as written.
- You have the option to not create the thumb hole, or follow one of the two options provided within the pattern.
Round 1: 30fdc, sl st to join
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), *fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st. Repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn
Round 3: ch 3, *bdpc around next st, fpdc around next st. Repeat from * around, sl st to join
Round 4: repeat Row 2
Round 1: ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * to end, sl st to join, turn. (15 sc, 15 dc)
Round 2 – 12: Repeat Row 1
Round 13: ch 1, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * for 22 stitches, ch 6, sk 6 sts (thumb hole created), sl st to join, turn.
Round 14: ch 1, sc in first ch, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across all ch, **sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from ** to end, sl st to join, turn
Round 15 – 19: Repeat Row 2, turn
Round 20 – 21: ch 1, sc in first stitch, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join, turn. FO after Row 20
Round 1: Attach yarn with a sl st in the first stitch of the thumb hole, ch 1, sc in the first st, dc in the next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] two times, sc in side of stitch, dc in remaining loop of first ch of ch-6, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) two times, sc in last ch, dc in the side of stitch, sl st to join, turn. (14 stitches)
Round 2-3: ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, *(sc in next st, dc in next st). Repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn.
Round 4-5: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st, sl st to join. FO after Round 5, weave in end.
Row 1: Attach yarn along thumb hole in side of stitch, ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] two times, sc in next stitch, dc in side of stitch, turn (8 stitches)
Row 2: sl st through back bump, ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * over the next 4 sts, sl st to the back bump of the first ch from Row 12 ch-6, turn (8 stitches)
Row 3: sl st to the back bump of Row 12 ch-6, ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * over the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 4 back bumps of Row 12 ch-6, sl st to join, turn (12 stitches)
Row 4-5: ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st, sl st to join, turn. FO after Row 5, weave in end.
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