3 Braid Down Patterns for Sew-in, Crochet Braids, Quick Weaves

This tutorial will help you nail the fundamentals: You’ll see examples of three hot braid down patterns for sew-in, crochet braids, quick weaves


Variety is the spice of life, so here are three different braid down patterns you can use when installing your braids. Everybody is into doing things on their own and when it comes to hairstyling, it is no different. Check out these three patterns that you can use to braid your hair a different way each time. This is great for your natural hair, especially if you wear braids a lot. This way your hair is not always in the same configuration so the chances for breakage on stressed points is less likely.

If you’re rocking a sew-in or weave you want it to look as natural as possible. To get a natural look, your hair has to fall in a natural way. Choosing where and how to part your hair is a important if you want that natural, flowing look. Take a look at the braid down pattern below. This is perfect for a center part.

braid down patterns

braid down patterns

Here’s how to get the look!

  • Section out the part of the hair that will be your “leave out” for the center part.
  • On one side, make a braid around the “leave out”, down the perimeter of your face.
  • Do the remainder of the hair into vertical cornrows from the middle top of your head down.
  • Once you have done all those cornrows, combine all the ends into one large braid going towards the back of your head.
  • Repeat steps 2 to 4 on the other side of your head.
  • You will be left with two large braids at the back. Bring these around to the opposite sides and sew them down to the first cornrow you did that came down the perimeter of your face.

Courtesy: Kathryn Bedell

It’s so easy, right? What I love about this is the natural drape at the part. Looks like she was born with this hair! Braid Down Patterns for Crochet Braid

Remember the cornrows you momma and grandmom used to do? Well, if  you don’t know how to do them, call them on the phone! These cornrows are great at giving a natural look without the bulk, especially in the back of the head. Check out the before and after here:

braid down patterns

Braid down pattern

Here’s how you get this look!

  • Section off the hair from the front going towards the back in line with the hair and across the nape of your neck – braid this section.
  • Do the second braid in the same direction without going across the back.
  • Start the 3rd braid and when at the halfway mark, take the end of the previous braid and include it into the new braid.
  • Repeat step 3 for sections four and five.
  • Braid the first part of section six and seven to a point – cross braids at this point to create an “X” in the braids. Once you finish one braid in the X you will put the end in the other part of the braid as before.
  • Repeat step 5 for braids 8 & 9 and 10 & 11.
  • Repeat step 3 for the remainder of braids and fix the last end in place before adding your crotchet.

Courtesy: Beautycanbraid

There’s magic in those cornrows you used to wear as a little girl. They make a great base for other styles, too!

Braid Down Patterns for Sew-In with Side Part and Bangs

Now we’re going for the side part. It allows for a cute and playful bang here. The braid down pattern a great, smooth and easy to do. It will give you a look so natural, you’ll be the only one who knows it’s there!

braid down patterns

braid down pattern

Here’s how to get the last look!

  • Start by selecting where you want your side part.
  • Pull up hair from the sections surrounding the part – twist this to keep it out of the way.
  • Section the hair at the sides and braid each section in a downward motion.
  • Bring all the ends and braid them along the side and across the back your head.
  • Repeat step 3 on the other side of the head starting with a braid that runs along your side your part.
  • Place the end of that braid into the next braid going up the side of your head.
  • Complete braiding across the top and back of your head, placing the ends of each braid into the next.
  • Your final braid end should end up on the top of your head.


There you have it, three different braid down patterns, in order of simplest to most complex. All these braid down patterns can be used for sew-ins, crochet braids and quick weaves. It’s all up to you on how much time you have to spend on your hairstyle and what look you are going for.