Welcome to your next bright and sunny crochet project! Nothing says summer like lemons and lemonade, the inspiration behind this Square Lemon Peel Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern.
This corner-to-corner baby blanket crochet pattern showcases the beautiful Lemon Peel Stitch c2c (diagonally), which alternates between the single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch to create a beautifully textured fabric that’s perfect for a cozy baby blanket.
This pattern uses Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn, which I absolutely love for its softness and easy drape. The color of choice? A bright, cheerful yellow that invokes warm, summery vibes and of course screams lemon peel.
The size can easily be adjusted by changing the number of times you do the increase row repeat until you are at the width you would like for this blanket.
Ad-Free PDF Patterns Are Available:
The full written pattern and video are available below with display ads. But if you would like a written ad-free PDF to add to your pattern collection you can do so by purchasing one from my Ravelry shop or Etsy shop.
All Things Lemon Peel
If you love the lemon peel stitch like I do, you might also like these other patterns that use it:
- Lemon Peel Crochet Dishcloth
- Lemon Peel Crochet Dishtowel
- Crochet Pet Mat Pattern
- Crochet Hanging Pouch
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
- Finished Size: 36 inches x 36 inches
- Initial chains at the start of each row do not count as a stitch.
- You can change the size by continuing with the repeat row for increasing until you reach the width you would like
4”x4” = 16 stitches wide x 14 rows tall of the Lemon Peel Stitch (sc, dc alternated)
- A total of 1380 yards of dk weight yarn
- Yarn used: Lion Brand Coboo 595g (6 skeins) [ Amazon, Joann, LionBrand.com ]
- 5.00 mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Crochet Abbreviations Used (US Terms):
- ch – chain
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- sp – space
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
- sc3tog – single crochet 3 together
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
sc2tog – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over and pull a loop, yarn over again, and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.
sc3tog: Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert into the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
dc2tog: yo, insert hook into 1st stitch, yo and pull up a loop through stitch, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo insert hook into 2nd stitch, yo and pull up a loop through a stitch, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through remaining 3 loops
Foundation Chain: ch 2,
Row 1 : hdc into 2nd ch from hook (1 st)
Row 2 : ch 1, turn, hdc 3x into hdc of Row 1 (3 sts)
Row 3 : ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) into 1st st, dc into the next st, (sc, dc) into last st (5 sts)
Row 4 : ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) into 1st st, dc into next st, sc into next st, dc into next st, (sc, dc) into last st (7 sts)
Rows 5 – 100: ch 1, turn, (hdc, sc) into 1st st, dc into next st, * sc into next st, dc into next st, repeat from * until 1 st is left in the row, (sc, dc) into last st (increase 2 sts each row, 199 sts @ row 100)
Rows 101 – 196 : ch 1, turn, sc2tog over the 1st and 2nd st, sc in the next st, * dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain in the row, dc2tog over the last 2 sts (decrease 2 sts per row)
Row 197 : ch 1, turn, sc2tog over the 1st and 2nd st, sc in the next st, dc in the next st, sc in the next st, dc2tog over the last 2 sts (5 sts)
Row 198 : ch 1, turn, sc2tog over the 1st and 2nd st, sc in the next st, dc2tog over the last 2 sts (3 sts)
Row 199 : ch 1, turn, sc3tog over all 3 sts of the previous row (1 st)
Border: ch 1, turn, sc 3x in the st of last row, * going down the side continue to evenly sc all the way across until you reach the next corner, sc 3x into the corner, repeat from * down each side until you get to the 1st sc, sl st to join
Share Your Work
Have you made this pattern? Let us know by tagging @firstthe_coffee on Instagram and use the hashtag #firstthecoffeecrochet. You can also join FirstTheCoffee’s Facebook Group and show off your crochet projects.
You may not copy, make video tutorials of, or sell my patterns. You may not claim my patterns as your own. You can sell your finished items made using my patterns but please credit FirstTheCoffee.com by linking back to this pattern. You may not re-publish my photos as your own. If you are interested in using one of my patterns in a roundup post on your blog, you can use one photo and link back to the pattern on my blog. Do not repost/copy the pattern.