Introduction: How to Make Crochet Synth Dreads
Any DIYers in the house? In this video Doc will show you how to make super-textured crochet dreads with synthetic fiber, giving you an incredible human hair dreadlock look!
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Step 1: Secure and Backcomb
If you're using a dreadloom, secure your fiber into the loom (We have a previous instructable video that shows you how to make one!). Backcomb fiber. Start with big sweeping motions, working tighter with each pass.
Step 2: Latch Hook and Loop
Use your latch hook tool to create a hole near the base of the dread. Pull the tail through the hole. Repeat down the dread at different angles.
Step 3: Crochet
Using your crochet hook and pull out fine strands of fiber from the dreadlock Repeat down the length of the dread at different angles. You may need to do multiple passes.
Step 4: Pull Fiber
Starting at the base, grab a small section of fiber and wrap this around the dread form.8. Using your crochet hook, pull the remaining ends of the fiber through to the center of the dread. Continue down the dread form.
Step 5: Backcomb
Backcomb the ends so your dread looks nice and consistent.
Step 6: Relax
Since your dread will be really stiff, dip dread into a pot of boiling water and run your gloved hands down the dread to compact and relax the fiber.
Step 7: Cool and Finish
Lay flat to cool. Snip the straggly tips and you'll be ready to install!