twisted transitionals revamped into crochet dreads with pics

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twisted transitionals revamped into crochet dreads with pics

Post by volksblues » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:25 am

i bought these from etsy around christmas time from a random seller. bad idea! i installed them once for 2 hours and could tell they were loose, and poorly made. i tried to sell them, but i had no luck and i really wanted some crochet dreads. i made myself a set about 10 years ago back combing and sealing with a hair dryer and straightener... it was awful. i swore i'd never make dreads again. anyways, i untwisted these and re-back combed them. they were so loose and poorly made, so it was like starting from scratch. i deiced i would crochet them. i am pretty good with crocheting yarn so i figured i'd pick this up quick. i've never watched any videos on crocheting dreads... just read a bit about it. i also went and got some jumbo braid in #2 and #4 to make myself a base set of crochet dreads from scratch (which are going great!)

anyways, here's some pictures of the process, i would love any criticism or tips! right now i'm spending about 1-2 hours per dread, which seems like a lot but they are really sturdy and crocheted well.

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this is what they looked like after i installed them

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here they are before sealing. they were so poorly made and lumpy. i crocheted them a little more after this pic.

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here they are after boiling and curling the ends. i crocheted them even MORE after this pic and now all the lumps are gone!!
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Re: twisted transitionals revamped into crochet dreads with

Post by MrsEss » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:28 am

They look amazing! Such a transformation. I can't give any hints or tips though, sorry.
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Post by volksblues » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:24 pm

DreadstarMonstar wrote:They look amazing! Such a transformation. I can't give any hints or tips though, sorry.
no worries! it's nice to to know they look good as is! crocheting them is sooo addictive. i feel like i'm never done lol
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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Yesssss well done! Way to turn lemons in to vodka and lemonade!
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Post by Shedandy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:44 am

Wow! Fantastic
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Re: twisted transitionals revamped into crochet dreads with

Post by *,meme,* » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:57 am

No tips here either <3
Really great revamp, I find that it can take just as long fix a set then to make a new one completely.. depending.

Great turnout !

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