Lemon Peel Stitch Sunglass Case

Ask Me Monday: Lemon Peel Stitch

Lemon Peel Stitch

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch, a simple, textural stitch that’s great for really, any type of project. Give it a watch, then practice the technique while making an adorable sunglass case.

Have fun!

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Crochet Sunglass Case by Vickie Howell

Lemon Peel Stitch Sunglass Case


Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Worsted (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 97 yds), colors by Vickie Howell, in: (A) 1 ball Coral Corale, and (B) 1 ball Golden Girls

Size US 8/5mm Knitter’s Pride Ginger Hook


4″/10 cm wide

6″/15 cm tall


12.5 sts x 12 rows = 4″/10 cm in Lemon Peel Stitch


Lemon Peel Stitch Sunglass Case by Vickie Howell


With A, ch 14.

Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next st, *sc, dc; rep from * to end. Turn. –11 sts

Row 2: Ch 1, (doesn’t count as st), sc in same st, *dc, sc; rep from * to end. Turn.

Join B. (Note: carry unused color along side edge as you work.)

Row 3: With B, Ch 3 (counts as dc), *sc, dc; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 4: With B, rep Row 2.

Row 5: With A, rep Row 3.

Row 6: With A, rep. Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-6 until piece measures 12″ from edge. 

Fasten off.

How to crochet a sunglass case.


Fold piece in half length-wise.  Rejoin A, sc through both layers of piece, evenly down one side. Repeat for the opposite side.

Weave in ends.

Lemon Peel Stitch Sunglass Case Pattern

Want another project Lemon Peel Stitch? Try the High-Five Fingerless Mitts, featured in May 2020’s YarnYAY! subscription pack!



High-Five Mitts by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY!

High-Five Crochet Mitts: Shown in Vickie Howell for Mad|Tosh Colors Snaps, Spirit Fingers, Heart Hands, Peace Fingers, and Pinky Swear


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