Welcome to Week 2 of the Stitch Adventure Blanket! In this post, we will straighten our edge from last week and crochet a short section using the lemon peel stitch. This is an easy peasy, lightly textured crochet stitch that is also called the crinkle stitch or the pebble stitch.
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If you’ve been crocheting for more than a few years, you may have noticed that most stitch patterns are known by multiple names. I’ve always been a big fan of what is now most often called the lemon peel stitch. I used to call it the pebble stitch because that’s how I first heard it described, but I’ve also seen it online as the crinkle stitch.
It’s an easy stitch pattern that creates a gentle texture by combining stitches of different heights on the same row. These stitches are then alternated on the following row and so on. If you like this stitch, you can find it in several other free crochet patterns I’ve designed, including the Pebble Stitch Hat…
…the Color Block Slouchy Hat…
…the Walking in the Sand Scarf, and…
the Pebble Rib Scarf.
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Stitch Adventure Blanket 2
Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch Pattern by Underground Crafter
The lemon peel stitch, also known as the crinkle stitch or the pebble stitch, is an easy peasy, gently textured stitch pattern.
The Stitch Adventure Blanket is a mystery crochet along. Unlock the mystery of this crochet sampler blanket, row by row, on Saturdays in 2020.
- To fit the following U.S. mattress sizes: Twin (Twin
XL/Twin Long, Full, Queen, King, California King). Mattress sizes are listed
below. Finished blanket size will be larger to include borders.
- Twin (38″ x 75″/96.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Twin XL/Long Twin (38″ x 80″/96.5 cm x 203 cm),
- Full (53″ x 75″/134.5 cm x 190.5 cm),
- Queen (60″ x 80″/152.5 cm x 203 cm),
- King (76″ x 80″/193 cm x 203 cm), and
- California King (72″ x 84″/183 cm x 208.5 cm).
- Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 370 yd/338 m):
- Twin: 9 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,330 yards/3,044 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Twin XL/Long Twin: 10 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 3,500 yards/3,200.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Full: 13 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 4,810 yards/4,398 meters of any medium weight yarn
- Queen: 15 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 5,550 yards/5,075 meters of any medium weight yarn
- King: 19 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 7,030 yards/6,428 meters of any medium weight yarn
- California King: 20 skeins in your choice of colors, or approximately 7,400 yards/6,766.5 meters of any medium weight yarn
- US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 13 dc x 7 rows in double crochet = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Stitch Adventure Blanket Pattern Notes
- The Stitch Adventure Blanket is constructed in one piece in rows with borders added in the round. New “clues” will be released on Saturdays during 2020.
- I am using 5 colors for my version of the blanket: Red Heart With Love yarn in 1001 White, 1012 Black, 1401 Pewter, 1803 Blue Hawaii, and 1939 Papaya.
- Red Heart With Love is a “no dye lot” yarn, meaning that the dyes are consistent between batches so you can order additional yarn as needed and the colors will match. If you substitute a “dye lot” yarn, be sure to get enough of each color you plan to use so that the colors match. You can use as many or as few colors as you like for your version. I recommend at least 2 colors to show certain stitch patterns.
- I change colors in the last yarn over (yo) before the next color is used, usually in the last yo of the row.
- Red Heart has a helpful video tutorials for changing colors in the last single crochet of a row here.
- AllFree Crochet has a helpful video tutorial for changing colors in the last double crochet of a row here.
- Whenever possible, I recommend crocheting over your yarn tails as you work. Sometimes, a stitch pattern will be too lacy to effectively crochet over your yarn tails. In that case, I recommend weaving in ends.
- Bernat has a helpful video tutorial for crocheting over your yarn tails as you work here.
- Red Heart has a helpful video tutorial for weaving in ends here.
- Because the border will be crocheted in the round over the unworked sides of rows, when changing colors often you can carry your yarn tails up the side of your work. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for carrying your yarn tails up the side of your work here.
- Stitch multiples for individual stitches vary. However, the blanket rows are crocheted in multiples of 24 stitches, + 2 stitches.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
Notes for Part 2
- Moogly has helpful video tutorials for the standing double crochet join here.
- Color changes are only suggestions. You are welcome to change colors more or less often. For this section, my Color A is Red Heart With Love yarn in 1001 White. My Color B is 1401 Pewter.
Part 2 Pattern Instructions
Straightening the Edge from Part 1
- Next Row: Turn, join CB with standing dc (see Notes for Part 2) OR join CB with a sl st to first sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in next st, *hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, changing to CA in final yo of last dc.
Lemon Peel Stitch (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
- Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
- Rows 2–3: Rep Row 1 twice.
- All sizes: You have completed Part 2.