Griddle Stitch Washcloth Pattern

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The Griddle Stitch is an easy crochet stitch pattern to master. For this stitch you will need to know how to chain (ch), single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). The entire project is worked using just these stitches, over a simple 2 row repeat.

Sometimes you will see the Griddle Stitch called the Lemon Peel Stitch and occasionally I’ve seen it referred to as the Seed Stitch.

Griddle Stitch Washcloth Pattern #washclothcal

For this month’s Washcloth of the Month Club project I used 1 ball of Big Value Recycled Dishcloth Cotton that was sent to me King Cole Yarn and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This yarn is a blend of 85% Cotton and 15% Polyester. Each 100 g ball contains approximately 175 yards (160 meters). You will need one ball of this yarn for today’s project.

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The washcloth I designed measures 12 inches X 12 inches in size, but you can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple I have included in the written pattern below. Simple chain an even number of chains to the width you want for your project and then follow the instructions below.

Both a photo and video tutorial are included below.

Griddle Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Griddle Stitch Washcloth Pattern #washclothcal


  • Yarn: King Cole Big Value Recycled Dish Cloth Cotton (check your local yarn shop here). 3.52 oz (100 g) and 175 yds (160 m). 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester. Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Warm iron.
  • Color: 1 skein White (Shade: 5062)
  • Crochet Hook: 5 mm (H) 
  • Finished Project: Washcloth:  2.8 oz (80 g) and  140 yds (128 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Washcloth width approximately 12 inches X 12 inches length.


  • Approximately 7 sts per 2 inches and 7 rows per 2 inches worked in stitch pattern

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.


US Terminology used

  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • dc – double crochet
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat 
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorial


  • Stitch multiple of 2 + 2 (foundation chain)
  • The initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
Griddle Stitch Washcloth Pattern #washclothcal

Griddle Stitch Washcloth

This project is crocheted in rows.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 42, sk 1 ch. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. [41 sc]

R2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, turn. [21 sc, 20 dc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across, turn. [20 sc, 21 dc]

R4-R39: Rep R2 and R3

R40: Rep R2

R41: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. [41 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

  • Weave in ends.

How to Crochet the Griddle Stitch

The Griddle Stitch (aka Lemon Peel Stitch) is crocheted over an odd number of stitches.

Beginning with a Foundation Chain

If you are beginning with a foundation chain, you will need to chain an even number of stitches to begin (because we skip the first chain as a turning chain we end up with the odd number of stitches you need).

Adding the Stitch to an already Started Project

If you are incorporating this stitch into an already started project, you will need to have an odd number of stitches to work with.

The 12 inch X 12 inch Washcloth Pattern

For the washcloth pattern that I shared above I added one row of single crochet to the top and bottom of the project. I like having this straight edge for my washcloths. These 2 single crochet rows are not part of the actual Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern.

The actual Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern is written out below for those who are not looking to make the washcloth.

How to Crochet the Griddle Crochet Stitch (aka Lemon Peel Stitch)

Row 1: Ch an even number of chains. Skip the first ch. *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch. 1 sc in the last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st). 1 sc in the first st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 for your project.

Griddle Stitch Photo Tutorial
Griddle Stitch Tutorial (Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial)
Griddle Stitch Tutorial (Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial) 2
Griddle Stitch Tutorial (Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial) 3

Watch the video tutorial below:

coming soon!

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Rhondda Mol, an Ontario, Canada-based professional crochet designer and blogger, is passionate about helping the online crochet community create amazing projects. Through her easy-to-follow patterns and tutorials, she aims to help fellow crocheters - regardless of their level of experience - make handmade items. She recently launched a second website,, dedicated to providing free, indie-designed crochet patterns and tutorials, so anyone with the desire to learn how to crochet can reach their goals.

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