Crochet hairstyles are great protective styles that are ideal for giving your natural tresses a break. If you’ve always wanted to try a new look or even play with a bit of color, consider grabbing some inspo from these crochet hair ideas we found across the Internet that are going to have you ready to visit your favorite stylist. From crochet braids to loose shorter styles, we have compiled the most stylish crochet hair looks for every style and preference.
1. Half-Updo Crochet Hair
The biggest draw about crochet hairstyles is that they’re so easy to install and that they offer more versatility. In this look, your natural hair is sectioned in two parts horizontally from ear to ear. The lower section is cornrowed and crocheted, while the upper half is drawn up into a bun with strategic extensions added to the bun to create this cute fluffy pony.
2. Orange-Red Textured Hair
Crochet looks are so easy to do, there’s no reason not to play with color. In this look, go bold or go home with a bright orangish-red hue and tighter kinky coily curls. To keep it wearable, opt for a deep off-center part to create a bang effect.
3. Crochet Fulani Braids
Who says you can’t combine two techniques in one gorgeous style? In this look, the hair at the crown is plaited flat into Fulani braids, while the back of the head and nape are crocheted with medium-width curly extensions to create a laid-back look that’s perfect for summer or your next vacation.
4. Big Sexy Hair
If you live by the mantra bigger is better, then this is a bold look that’s perfect for you. Mix dark brownish-black curly extensions with strawberry blonde additions to create visual interest. But keep the curls intact to highlight the texture and turn heads.
5. Easy Marley Twists
Marley hair is a huge trend, but doing traditional individual twists can be time-consuming. Make life easier by installing those Marleys via crochet hair. Rather than leaving the extensions loose, twist them as you would with traditional twists to create that classic look in half the time.
6. Make ‘Em Green with Envy
If you’re going to rock hair extensions, you might as well have fun with it. Let everyone else stick to boring hair colors – you look better in this fantasy hue. Hair is installed as usual with a crochet look but is left loose. Opt for extensions that are water wave to create those gorgeous curls. Leave the curl intact or gently use your fingers to create volume.
7. Regal Crochet Hairstyle Fit for a Princess
No one said you need to do a full head of crochets to create a look this gorgeous. Nor do you even need to plait braids. We’re loving the half updo created here that creates a beautiful contrast between the cinnamon spice curly extensions with this model’s naturally dark hair. To create the look, gather hair into a topknot and crochet extensions into the lower back of your hair, leaving the crown and temples open. Crochet extensions through your topknot and finish by using a colorful string to create visual interest.
8. Cute and Sassy Crochet Crop
Who says that you have to do a full head of crocheted extensions? We’re loving this adorable protective hairstyle that pairs a fauxhawk with mid-section plaits to create visual interest. And the added wrapping on those braids creates a pop of color that’s a conversation-starter!
9. Steal-Worthy Ombre Crochet Hair
We’re always here for a gorgeous ombre hair color. And in this crochet hairstyle, hair is kept short but features a natural dark to light ombre effect. Large curls are placed on an off-center part to create natural drama. Opt for a larger loose curl and a knotless crochet install to create a natural effect.
10. Big Fluffy Curls
Big luscious curls are always in style, and we’re drooling over this gorgeous crochet hairstyle that capitalizes on this look. To make it work, after installing, be sure to shape the style to create an even halo of curls.
11. The Bantu Crochet Crossover
Who says that you have to have a full crochet hairstyle? In this look, we’re loving that the front hairline is left out and set on bantus, while the remainder is braided and crocheted. Blonde extensions are crocheted onto the model’s hair, and her natural hair at the front is colored with a blonde ombre and set on bantus.
12. Rainbow Crochet Braids
Crochet hairstyles don’t have to be loose and free. We’re in love with the bold box braids that are installed using the crochet method. To make it as whimsical as possible, fantasy hues are placed throughout with a few blonde plaits for some variety.
13. The Corkscrew
Corkscrew curls are always a do in our book. But we’re in love with this low-stress crochet hairstyle. A natural hue is chosen for the extensions, and hair is kept shoulder-length while playing up the volume for a look that’s timeless and sure to turn heads.
14. Seeing Red
Crochet hairstyles are a great way to create a technical weave that allows for natural parting all over your head. We’re in love with the rich spicy red hue used on this beauty’s style that begins with natural roots. Longer lengths are selected and then set on a curling wand to create intense volume. Opt for an off-center part to create drama.
15. Big Bold Braids
We can’t stress enough that crochets are a great way to play with styles like box braids and Senegalese twists without subjecting your hair to all that manipulation or strain – especially if you want to rock big braids and twists. We’re in love with the mix of jumbo twists and braids seen here along with that head-turning black into white ombre.
16. Bold Blue Crochet Curls
No one said you have to pick a “boring” hair color when you decide to create a crochet hairstyle. This bold ombre hue pairs natural roots with an electric blue hair color that’s giving us the perfect style shock. To create visual interest, the front hairline is left loose and set on large bantus and wrapped in the same matching extensions for continuity.
17. Sunny Ombre Crochet Hair
Crochet hairstyles give you the freedom to create a range of styles that you can’t always easily do with weaves or traditional braid or twist styles. This swoon-worthy style pairs a gentle brown and blonde ombre with medium-width curls and a wind-swept bang for a style that’s equal parts dreamy and sexy.
18. Fluffy Curls to Die For
We’re obsessed with the curly bangs in this gorgeous crochet hairstyle. To make it work, hair is kept short in the front but long enough to graze her brows for a look that’s perfectly wearable, whether the hair is worn down, up or in a half updo as seen here.
19. Divine Like Wine
We love the versatility that you can achieve with crochet hairstyles – especially when it comes to braided styles. While these look like a simple set of twists, they’re installed using the crochet method, which makes this the ultimate protective hairstyle. Since each individual section of your hair isn’t holding the weight of an extension, your hair will thrive while you’re still rocking a gorgeous look like this.
20. Passionate ‘Do
Passion twists get an added oomph as a protective hairstyle when you install them using the crochet method. Here, this beauty has opted for a classic dark brown hair color but accented select twists with gold beads.
21. Vibrant Crocheted Mane
No one will think you’re rocking braids with this crochet hairstyle. We’re in love with the bold ombre hue that transitions from wine roots into a fiery red at the ends. To recreate this look, opt for a kinky curly extension and create an off-center part. Keep hair in the shoulder-length range and shape as needed after you’ve finished installing the braids.
22. A Half-Do to Do
No one said that a crochet hairstyle has to fully cover your entire head. We’re loving this half-crochet half-cornrow style. While the front quarter of this beauty’s hair is left with exposed cornrows, individual box braids are crocheted into the front quarter. The remainder of the hair from the ears to her nape is styled with loose crochet hair and then shaped.
23. Blonde Fro
The classic fro is always in style, and we’re crushing on this beauty’s blonde fro. Hair is kept shorter around the nape and allowed to stretch up towards the sun in the crown and sides. For visual interest, a range of blonde hues is selected.
24. Teal Appeal
Who said you have to pick a “natural color” when you decide to get extensions? We’re in love with this vibrant set of crochet braids. A bold ombre is created with black roots that transition into a bright teal that will perk up your mood every time you wake up. In the crown, a blend of bantus and cornrows creates visual texture. We love the center cornrow, which is left untouched. But the bantus are then wrapped with those colorful braids for variety.
25. Stormy Twists
Who said going gray was a bad thing? We love this crochet hairstyle that sets extensions on jumbo twists for a bold look that’s guaranteed to turn heads. This is a protective hairstyle that’s guaranteed to make you the most fashion-forward beauty in your social circle.
26. Crocheted Faux Locs
If you thought that crochet hairstyles were just for braids and loose extensions, think again! This beauty is rocking a fresh set of faux locs that are installed using the crochet method. Specifically, if you’ve considered rocking locs but didn’t like the semi-permanent nature of locs, then faux locs are the right move for you.
27. Boho Crochet Twists
We can’t stress enough that crochet hairstyles are a great way to try a wide range of protective hairstyles without putting unnecessary strain on your actual hair. Here, we see a classic style of large Senegalese twists set on ombre-style extensions. We’re loving how rich chocolate roots transition into a warm cinnamon spice hue.
28. Spicy Faux Locs
Faux locs are gorgeous, and we’re swooning over the long locks on this beauty. A warm auburn to cinnamon red hair color is selected, and locks are kept at a medium width. We imagine her locks would look gorgeous in an updo.
29. Springy Hair for Days
We think this is such a perfect style for summer. In this crochet hairstyle, a tighter kinky curly texture is wefted into cornrows. We love the half updo style, which creates a whimsical effect.
30. Burgundy Crochet Hair
Colorful hair is always a do in our book. In this gorgeous crochet hairstyle, we see a vibrant array of burgundy curly hair installed. To make this look your own, opt for a longer length – remembering that curly hair appears shorter since much of the length is lost in the curl pattern. To make it look natural, opt for a range of similar curl patterns to best mimic curly natural hair in real life.
31. Purple Crown
Crochet hairstyles offer so much versatility, we can’t stop raving about them. We’re in love with this bold purple kinky curly hairstyle. Make it your own by having your stylist leave the crown with cornrows exposed while weaving in the extensions of your choice (bonus points if you pick a bold hue as this beauty did). A few strategic box braids are placed at the temples, but the bulk of the hair is left loose for a bold volume that will have everyone talking.
32. Classic Ombre Crochet Hair
Crochet hairstyles don’t always have to use kinky curly hair. The world is your oyster when it comes to crochet styles. This time, we see a beautiful classic look of big sexy curls set on ombre hair that shifts from a rich dark chocolate brown into a warm honey blonde hue. We think this is the perfect summertime or vacation hairstyle.
33. Bold Pony
If you’re not a fan of a full head of crocheted hair, then this is the style for you. We’re obsessed with this half updo, which is created by braiding down the back and sides with the crown and temples crafted into an intricate braid design before being set with a bold half-pony updo. Opt for any color combo, but we’re digging this ombre brown into rich warm wine that’s set on spiral curls.
34. Classic Twist
We can’t stress enough that if you love twists or braids but are concerned with how they’ll impact your hair health (especially for wider width braids or twists), use the ultimate cheat code and have them installed as crochet braids or twists instead. Here, this beauty is rocking passion twists that feature a gorgeous natural ombre from rich dark brown to a spicy cinnamon brown.
35. Flirty Wavy ‘Do
Versatility should be the word associated with crochet hairstyles. Here we see a beautiful loose wave set on crochets. The loose pattern gives us laid-back vibes and is very easy and low-maintenance.
36. Spring in Your Step
You can’t go wrong with crochet twists. We’re obsessed with the cute springy twists on this beauty and love that hair is kept short for an easy-breezy style that can transition from work to play with no issues.
37. Classic Crocheted Pony
There’s nothing like a high pony to turn heads. But we love that this cute half updo is created using a crochet hairstyle technique. To achieve this look, hair is parted from ear to ear, and the top half is gathered into a topknot. The remainder is braided down and crocheted with a loose coarse curly extension. Then those extensions are also wrapped around the original topknot to create the high ponytail for a cute and bold style.
38. Gorgeous Faux Locs
Grab the beauty of a head full of gorgeous locs without the permanence of this classic style. Hair is braided down, and then large-width locs are crocheted in a contrasting hue like these warm blonde shades to create depth and visual interest.
39. A Halo of Crochet Curls
We can’t get enough of crochet hairstyles that feature tons of luscious kinky curly coils. In this look, we’re obsessed with how this beauty left her edges free to create visual contrast between the sleek braid on her natural hair and the kinky coils throughout the rest of her hair.
To create this look, section off an inch and a half to two inches of your front hairline and don’t braid it down into the cornrows for your crochet style. Install the crocheted extensions, using kinky curly hair extensions in a rich dark brown. Go back to your leave-out and create two large flat cornrows with a middle part.
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