Crotchet Braids Tutorial – Side Cornrows Left Exposed

Crotchet Braids Tutorial - Side Cornrows Left Exposed

I love crotchet braids and they are my new go to protective style. I have heard people say that you may as well sew in hair instead of doing crotchet braids because the final effect is similar. But I would counter that only if you have worn both styles would you understand that they may look similar but there is a world of difference between the two styles.

Where a sew in weave can get hot and stuffy and can even feel like you are wearing a permanent hat for those who are not used to them, crotchet braids are light and airy even when the hair itself is very full. The best benefit of crotchet braids however is the fact that you have excellent access to your scalp which is something that is not always possible with full weaves.

Personally I love them because I am free to get my hair wet as often as I like which means that my hair regimen goes on uninterrupted so I know that after the install is taken down, the health of my hair has not been compromised, and isn’t that the whole point of protective styling?

We have seen many versions of the crotchet braids but the consensus appears to be that curly hair works better with them. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen some really cute crotchet installs with straight hair but you can get away with using a great deal less hair with curly braids which of course makes for a lighter more natural feeling install.

Youtuber SweetaTHNCandy shared the below video of her crotchet braid install and I have to say that I love the fact that she left a few of the cornrows exposed on the side. It seems to be a neater way of finishing off an install without adding too much volume at the top to hide the cornrows, not to mention that the final look is hella cute!

Watch it below and let us know what you think.


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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Oforuwa Yaa Ellen

Nice hair

Tameeka FabulosityisMeekscatering Baugh

Real cute

Nisha Green

Cuteeee!!!

Chase N Becca

Dats how I want my hair next

Loka NoLabel Jackson

I like how she left side cornrows out.. nice!

Healani Edwards-Brown

I remember these! Ha!

Andrea Still Standn Rucker

Cute sew in

Gabrielle Cobb

This is so cute!

Marva Davis

Do they last n how long

Sylvia Johnson

I did my Roommate like this

Jacqueline Willis Harris

I can do this.

Semenda Blessed

Pretty!

Bernice Janet Ellis

I love this !!!

Natasha Trice

Very cute

Myrtle Githinji

Nice, I like them all.

Ashleigh Gardener

I must learn how!!!!

Shawntaye Gaines

Bianca I want this.

Jae McDowell

very cute..

Fheryl Miller

Let me find out crochet braids are back…. Lol Keana Waller CeCe Boone

Chanika Tian Xin Clarke

oh! its weave 🙁

Sylvia Johnson

They are back i wear the weave

Nea Daniel

It looks madd easy, i wanna learn it so i could do my own hair

Monica Haynes

I like crochet braids they are super easy to do yourself. I do my own once a month. I takes me 3 hours. A great protective style and no stress on your natural hair.

Erica Smith-Bryant

Nice

Sharlon O'Neal

Love it!

Nickcola DivinelyFavored Webster

That style is very cute!!

Kei Wilson

That’s how my hair is now…only with Marley hair

Keisha Loving MyLife

I wish I could braid!

Maggie Chimoko

You use braiding hair and a crotchet needle

Olive Skovski

I love this…not a curly hair hair fan but this is lovely…i don’t mind doing it..

Djessira Kou

C’est vrm Nice !!!

Shawndolyn McRae

Monica Haynes or anyone else…is there a certain brand of the crochet hair that’s best. I recently got crochets using the “free tress” hair and bc it’s all synthetic, it’s very hard to style or run your fingers thru it and it mattes easily. Maybe it’s the brand I used. I love the curls and protection, but any suggestions?

Sylvia Johnson

Shawndolyn McRae they have the crochet.hair that is already braided

Reese Williams

Omg I want these

Christiana Raquel

I’d like it in a red

Tiffani Shurelds

So cute

TiffyTiff Marie Smith

Crochet braids look tacky i had them back in the late 90s when they were popular but i wouldnt wear them now but this style fits this young lady fine

Quatarious Pope

Serious question : whats better about this style than tracks?

BlackHairInformation.com

Mostly it’s the way they feel. They are so very light and you don’t get the feeling that you are wearing a hat 24/7. And you have complete access to your scalp so washing is a breeze. Having tried both I would wear crotchets any day over a sew in.

Sonna Michelle Suda Smith

I love it

Djenab Camara

c est cool

Keisha Sherrills

Been wearing them for three months now and loving them.

Tomika Mcgill

I want this!!.. So cute!!..

Nora Whigham

Very cute!!! Gone head and hook it up as you can and will!!!

Charlene Rudd

Them is crute! !!!

Jasmine Robinson

Here is something you can try Gwen

Aretreasia G Bynum

Remayja Fields this is cute!

Remayja Fields

I use to get this ask the time in middle school

Brittney Jones

Yes

Andrell Colvin

To cute… A great protective style real easy and it doesn’t take along time….crochets never get played out 🙂

Vernon Johnson

Ok

Naomi M. Johnson

Cute.

Effia

I absolutely love crochet braids!! I did mine with Freetress gogo curl.

Effia

Oops I tried to upload a pic but it didn’t work lol.