Perfect Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Learn how to create a seam free, single sided Crochet Granny square for perfect results every time.

The humble Granny Square is the crochet staple of Nanna's everywhere, which is how it came to be known as a 'Granny Square'. Originally it was just called a crochet square.

The Granny Square is often the very first thing we are taught when learning to crochet, so it would follow that it would be simple to have a perfect square every time and those new to crochet often get discouraged when this is not the case.

However, to get a perfect square actually requires a bit of experience, good fundamentals and advanced row starting techniques, otherwise you are left with seams, the reverse side of stitches showing every second row or even a slight spiral effect.

This granny square is made without turning your work and has a right and a wrong side.

Free Crochet Snood Patterns

When I tried my hand at snoods I used the 1942 'Perky Snood' instructions in conjunction with this video that uses the pattern in the below image from the chawed rosin.

 Perky Snood

I used a 2.35mm hook with pearl #5 yarn.

Here's a few other snood patterns I discovered in my snood adventures.
  • I came across this snood in a Ravelry discussion that links to the pattern on the Way Back Machine, I haven't tried this snood yet, it is worked in the round.
  • A half snood pattern I have yet to try, 1945 Loop-The-Loop Snood, another Way Back Machine find.
  • I tried this vintage snood pattern, it showed promise but didn't turn out right. Perhaps I read the pattern wrong.

I learnt a lot making snoods.

That different yarn gauges make a huge difference. On the left you can see the crochet perle which I also used in the bobbin lace caul v1.1 and on the right is a heavier bamboo yarn, giving a very different look to the finished snood.

Vintage snood drawstring ribbon elastic

I also learnt that adding a metallic thread changes the drape, adding beads takes a lot of time and there are several different ways to finish the snood for drawstring and elastic.

snood with  elastic and space for a ribbon

Although it takes longer to make and uses more yarn I prefer the method that accommodates both a ribbon drawstring and elastic.


  1. thanks for sharing the links to the crochet patterns for snoods! I have purchased some before but it would be great to make my own!

    1. You're very welcome. I'd love to see them if you do make a snood or two.

  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern!! I shared too on my FB page! Very nice and I am certain brings many memories of times/fashion past to current! Sandy

    1. Thanks for sharing Sandy. The vintage gals love their snoods making past fashion contemporary (and it really makes doing your hair super easy)

  3. Well, I've personally always wondered what a 'snood' was! They mention it in the movie White Christmas, which I watch faithfully every year. Every year I think, I'm going to look that up b/c i think I'm supposed to know what that is! ;)


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