Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern


The Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves crochet pattern is a quick project for advanced beginners and experienced crocheters alike. With great texture, this project looks complicated but it’s just a repeat of  two stitches! And you received two options for creating the thumb hole, if you want your thumb to be partially covered. Grab your hook and yarn to get started today. Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished project, and use #CBCDesigns on social media  so we can all admire your amazing work.


I created the Lemon Peel Fingerless Gloves crochet pattern 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.

If have perused through the blog here, you would have discovered two other designs with the lemon peel/citrus peel/seed stitch, the Hooded Poncho and the Rainy Day Hat.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials Needed:
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

Stitches Used:

ch= chain
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

Additional Notes:

  • 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.


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