Lime squared cloth

I had a hankering to try a new stitch that was all about texture!

Using the lemon peel stitch [chain an even # of stitches, single crochet in one stitch, double crochet in the next. Always end on a double crochet so when you turn at the end of the row, your single crochets all go into the top of a double crochet]

This little loop with leaves I added to hang in the kitchen is my favorite part. It’s part dishcloth, part pot holder now.

This is made in sugar & cream cotton “Hot Green” which looks a little lime, in my opinion.

Here is the pattern I wrote up and posted on my site… adding here for reference too!

If you are not familiar with the lemon peel stitch, Heart Hook Home has a lovely step by step photo walk through for the visuals. I only use US crochet terms so here goes….

  1. Chain an odd number of single crochets (sc) – I used 33 for my cloth
  2. In the second chain from the hook, sc
  3. In the next chain, double crochet (dc)
  4. SC in next stitch
  5. DC in next stitch
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the end of the row
  7. You should end on a DC in every row and start the next with an SC
  8. Chain one and repeat steps 3 and 4 until end of row
  9. Keep working rows until the height of the cloth matches the width
  10. Do not fasten off when you get to the last stitch, chain 1 and turn and sc back across the last row.
  11. When you reach the end of the row, put 2 extra sc in the last stitch, this will be the first corner
  12. SC down the side of all the rows until you reach the corner again. 3 SC in the corner
  13. Repeat step 12 until you are back at the start of the SC row in step 10
  14. Fasten off
  15. Pick up yarn again and chain 33 – this will be your leaf loop
  16. Make a half leaf – sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, tc, dc, dc, hdc, sc
  17. Single crochet into the next 11 stitches
  18. Insert the 1st leaf half into one of the corners
  19. Repeat step 16
  20. Turn and make another half leaf on the back side of the half leaf you just made
  21. This is the tricky part, you are going to finish the other half leaf by skipping the single crochets inserted into the corner. This will result in a loop around the corner.
  22. Finish the other half of your 1st half leaf
  23. Fasten off
  24. Weave in all the ends!

This is gorgeous! I love the leaves also!!

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Love this, totally stealing it.
(The idea, not the finished object. Nobody needs a B&E yarn record!)


That’s a great texture and those little leaves. EEP!

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The leaf detail is adorable, and this is the color green if my kitchen, so I love it even more…

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So cute!

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Total charmer! The leaves are such a sweet detail.

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Updated post with the rough pattern :slight_smile:

Bookmarked, thanks!

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