Magic Lemon Peel Potholder

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Once I tried the first magic potholder project (my Magic Coaster), I was hooked! I knew I wanted to make a bunch of crocheted potholders for my kitchen, in all the amazing Dishie yarn colors. This one is called Conch. Very beachy and SO pretty!

The problem is, I tend to have a short attention span for crochet projects. (Sometimes I call it Crochet-DD.) I can start projects like the best of them, but if I have to make the same boring stitch over and over again, well, eventually the project ends up abandoned in my UFO graveyard of unfinished projects.

Sad, I know. Let’s take a moment of silence for all our abandoned crochet projects.


So I decided to spice up the magic potholder technique with a fun texture stitch. The Suzette Stitch is one of my all time favorites! You’ve probably seen it on my blog before- in the Linda’s Easy Chemo Cap, or the Lazy Suzette Headband, or the washcloth. I even used it in the Service Dress Blanket, too!

Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed. (Don’t complain, it gets you guys more crochet patterns to make!

I hope you enjoy making this suzette stitch potholder as much as I did!


H/5.0 mm Crochet Hook

1 Skein Knit Picks Dishie, Worsted [4] weight 100% cotton yarn, 100g, 190yds, shown in Conch colorway

Yarn Needle



Ch- chain; Dc- double crochet; Sc- single crochet; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch;

Gauge / Finished Size

7 st and 6 rounds in 2” square in lemon peel stitch. As written, potholder measures 7” square, and 10” from corner to corner.


This potholder begins with a chain that is approximately the length of the diagonal you want your potholder to be.

The piece is worked in continuous rounds, starting with both sides of the chain, then closed into a double layer potholder with a slip stitch or sewn seam.

Magic Lemon Peel Potholder Pattern

Chain 37 (or odd number to reach desired size).

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch,* repeat * to * across chain, placing a dc in last ch; continuing back across the back bump of the chain, place a sc in the same ch as last dc, repeat * to * across back of chain, leaving the last ch unworked.

Round 2: *dc in next sc, sc in next dc,* repeat * to * around.

Repeat Round 2 continuously until piece forms a double layered square.

Finishing: Slip stitch across seam to join, or fasten off and seam shut with a yarn needle and a 18” length of yarn.

Fasten off and weave in all ends, block as desired.

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