Fish Net Snood

This free crochet pattern downloaded from was originally published in Knit and Crochet.

Fish Net Snood

It was made with Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn, this yarn has since been discontinued a suggested substitute is Caron Craft & Rug Yarn, both are a bulky category 5 yarn with a gauge of 5sc and 3 rows per 1″, suggested hook size J.

My Knit Version of the Fish Net Snood is worked in the round, sized to fit an Adult. Finished measurements: 9½” from cast on to bind off. Band circumference 20”, adjustable with the elastic inside the casing. My Finished Measurements: Net 8”, Band and iCord 1¼”.

Materials: worsted weight yarn, a set of dpn’s and a 16″ circular needle sizes US8/5mm & US6/4mm, stitch markers. A Crochet Hook Size H8 (5mm) optional to cast on.

Gauge: 4½sts/6rnds = 1 inch working on US8/5mm in Mesh Stitch. 4sts/7rnds = 1 inch working on US6/4mm in garter st. Use different sized needles if needed to obtain the desired gauge.

Crown Increases: With smaller size US6/4mm needles cast on 6sts and divide between 3 dpn’s. Join to work in the round, mark the beginning/end of round.

Rounds 1, 3, 5 & 7: *Kf&b (12, 24, 48 & 96sts). Round 2 and all subsequent even-numbered rows: knit.

Simple but oh so Cute Mesh Stitch (lace 5)

Mesh Stitch

Here is a simple yet cute mesh pattern worked over an even number of stitches. This pattern is easy to knit and remember, so it can be knit on the go.

Abbreviations: yo=yarn over, K2tog=knit 2 stitches together through front loop, Rs=right side, Ws=wrong side, S1p/w=Slip 1 stitch as if to purl.

Change to larger size US8/5mm circular needle to work Mesh Stitch.

Rnd 1 (Rs): *yo, k2tog*, repeat from * to * to end.

Rnds 2 and 4 (Ws): knit to end.

Rnd 3 (Rs): *k2tog, yo*, repeat from * to * to end.

Repeat rows 1-4 (approx. ¾”) until work measures 8” from beginning, adjust length here longer will create more “slouch” or make room for longer/thicker hair. End after a pattern Round 2 or 4.

Band: Reverse the direction of your work and change to needle size US6/4mm and Knit every round for 1″ (7 rounds) this will give a garter stitch effect on the right side and stockinette stitch on the wrong side. Reverse the direction of your work again and knit a 3 stitch iCord, weave elastic into the iCord (1¼”). Bind off.

Finishing: weave in ends.