Let’s learn how to crochet the grit stitch! Also known as the Lemon Peel stitch, the Grit Stitch has a lot of texture. I used it to make the Lemon Peel Soup Mug Cozy. The pattern would also look be great for a dishcloth or a warm sweater. I just love all that nubby goodness going on!
When making swatches, be sure to attach hang tags to the swatches so you can remember the stitch you made later. I like these larger hang tags so I can write out the pattern on the back for even easier reference. It’s a great way to remember the stitch as your collection of swatches grows. You can read everything you need to know about stitch swatching here.
- Any size hook. I used US H8/5 mm crochet hook (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- A yarn weight that works with your hook size. I used worsted weight yarn.
- tapestry needle and scissors
Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight. Read all about How to Swatch Here.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
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Chain a multiple of 2 + 1, plus 2 for the foundation ch (for information on what this means, please read How to Swatch)
Foundation row: sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *dc in the next ch, sc in the next ch*, repeat * to * across to the last 2 ch. End with a dc in the next ch, hdc in the last ch, turn.
R1: Skip first 2 ch (counts as a sc), dc in next ch, *skip next ch, work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next st*, repeat * to * across to last 2 ch. Skip the next ch, sc in the last ch, turn.
R2: ch 1 (counts as a sc), 1 dc in 1st st, *skip next dc, work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next sc*, repeat * to * across to last 2 st, skip next dc, sc in turning ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern.
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