Learning how to work a crochet braid isn’t just great for hairstyles, it’s amazing to do with yarn too! Using just a row of simple long crochet stitches and a twist at the beginning, you can create the most beautiful texture to add to your crochet.
Today, I’m excited to teach you how to work a crochet braid stitch in this easy step by step and video tutorial too. It is a technique that I used recently in my Braided Blanket Crochet Ruana pattern which you can find for free on the blog.
About the Crochet Braid Stitch Tutorial
When I started to learn to crochet I watched countless hours of crochet tutorials and was amazed at how much I picked up from them. I recently decided to start filming some tutorials to accompany my patterns and am so glad as I had forgotten how useful they are!
The crochet braid stitch looks similar to a cable stitch and is most definitely easier than it looks, as long as you can crochet a row of long stitches you are almost there. Just add a twist in the first stitch and the rest slot in place so easily. Let me show you how to do it in this easy crochet braid tutorial.
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Braided Blanket Crochet Ruana Pattern
If you’d like to skip ahead and find the pattern that I used this technique for then you can find it here:
Yarn and Materials
For the video tutorial I used West Yorkshire Spinners ReTreat yarn which is 100% wool, 140m(153yds)/100g and so lovely to work with. It’s perfect for chunky homeware that you wanted to feel soft and luxurious too.
For the crochet ruana I used Rowan Kid Classic which is a fabulous Aran weight yarn. A great alternative is Wonderfluff by WeCrochet, they both have a wonderful feel to them and create beautiful fabric.
You’ll also need –
- Begin by working a row of US triple treble crochet stitches (full details of this in the video).
- Rotate your work so that the side of the row is facing you and select the first stitch.
- Using your fingers, twist the stitch so that it is crossed over itself and creates a loop at the top.
- Keeping the twist in place, insert your hok through the loop.
- Pull the next stitch through the loop you created from the stitch and tighten to secure the braid.
- Continue along the row by pulling the next stitch through the loop on your hook and so on.
- Finish the row by pulling the last stitch through the loop on your hook.
- Turn your work over and sew the last loop onto the back of your work to secure the entire crochet braid.
Find the full video tutorial here: Crochet Braid Stitch Video Tutorial
Other Crochet Tutorials
I have a number of other crochet tutorials you might enjoy: