Looking for a little inspiration when it comes to styling your crochet braids? We’ll show you 10 crochet braid styles that you can put together in five minutes or less, plus a bonus style for when you’re ready to take your braids out. These looks are courtesy of star YouTube personality Kiitana. You may know her from her endless hairstyles and her million-watt smile. Want to see more? Just check out her video at the end of this post.
Here, Kiitana’s beautiful red crochet braids are done with Outre 3c Whirly Loop hair in color 425.
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11 Easy Crochet Braid Styles To Do Right Now
Look #1: Center Part
This easy style may be one of your standard looks when you’re wearing crochet braids. Keep it natural-looking by parting with your fingers and letting the big, loose curls be bouncy and free.
Look #2: Two Ponytails
Finger part down the center and gather hair into two large, loose ponytails. Keep them high and slightly forward for a playful look.
Look #3: Bandanna Updo
Use a large elastic to gather hair into a large, loose ponytail. Fold a bandanna and tie for this neat, retro look.
Look #4: Pineapple
We love a good head wrap! Here, Kiitana took a large square scarf and tied it around her head while bending forward at the waist. Tuck the ends of the scarf away to finish the look. Want more detail on how to do this wrap? See our detailed tutorial here.
Look #5: Low Ponytail w/Side Swept Bangs
Use fingers to create a deep part over the arch of your eyebrow and sweep hair across for side swept bangs. Gather hair in a large, loose ponytail or bun at the nape of the neck.
Look #6: Space Buns
Gather hair in elastics and wrap hair around the base of these buns to conceal the ponytail holder. Tuck the ends and you’re set!
Look #7: Classic Side Part
This one is another simple variation on standard crochet braid styles. Try parting at different points for a softer or a more dramatic look.
Look #8: Tucked Under Bangs
This is the most ’80s retro of the crochet braid styles here: Bring your hair forward from the crown and gently roll and tuck hair to make rolled bangs. Pin discreetly to hold.
Look #9: Top Knot
Gather hair into a loose top knot at the top of your head. Tuck the ends and fluff. Pin to secure.
Look #10: Half-Up/Half-Down
This is like the top knot in #9, but the hair is left in a loose ponytail.
Bonus Look: Tapered Fro
Taking your crochet braids down? Why not get one last look out of them before you do? You can cut the locks short and into a cute curly tapered style. This one isn’t tapered, but you get the idea!