Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Crotchet braids

This year is already looking happy indeed. If you haven't heard of crotchet braids them I am here to tell you about them. Don't worry if you have heard about them if you haven't tried them I am also here to encourage you to try them out . Crotchet braids are relatively inexpensive as you do the lab our yourself so unless your spending a lot of money on hair then you can literally spend only £10 to get your hair done. I got the crotchet needle on ebay for just £4 ( I actually got 2). You can look in haberdashers or fabric stores if your not a fan of ebay or have no access to ebay.

I live in Skipton which has no Afro hair specialists. (lol) I love my natural hair but sometimes I just want to cover it up and let it be. Crotchet braids are a good protective hair style. The great part about them is you can do them yourself. I might do a review of this hairstyle when I'm done with it. It's all up to you. If want a review then please let me know in the comments section or on Facebook or twitter.

You will need:

  1. Hair of you choice
  2. a latch hook crochet needle
  3. a comb

The whole process 

I won't go into detail myself as I wouldn't make sense. I've linked a crotchet braid tutorial that is very detailed on how to achieve the look. There are many other videos on YouTube so I would say check out as many as you can.

Although I did take some tips from this video I modified it to suite me. You don't have to follow the tutorial to a tee especially concerning the canerow /cornrow pattern. As long as it is secure anything will do.


It took me about 8 hours to complete this hair style. As it was my first time doing it that would make sense. It was a bit tricky getting the method right but eventually I got it right. I chose this hair is it's big and poofy :). It keeps me warm.


If you have no one to do your hair then this is perfect for you. I promise you you won't regret it.

Stay inspired 




  1. This is such a great idea. You look lovely with the braids and your purple lisptick. x


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