Tutorial On How To Crochet Mohawk Braids

Want a braid that is both bold and beautiful? Crochet mohawk braids are the best option for now! Click to view Jen Hair’s complete guide.

Are you ready to take your style to the next level with a bold and stylish look? At Jen Hair Salon, you might want to try crochet mohawk braids. Adding the ease and flexibility of crochet braids to the standard mohawk style, these trendy braids make it look more up-to-date. Plus, they give you an edge and protect your real hair. Combining crochet knots with the mohawk style lets you make a huge range of looks, from clean and businesslike to wild and fun. With crochet braids, you won’t have to spend as much time styling your hair. Instead, you can enjoy your new look.

These trendy braids offer a modern twist on the classic mohawk style (Source: Leenkies)
These trendy braids offer a modern twist on the classic mohawk style (Source: Leenkies)

What Are Crochet Mohawk Braids?

Style your hair in a crochet mohawk braid for a cool look that also keeps your natural hair healthy. It’s a creative mix of the classic Mohawk style and the usefulness of crochet braids. Before you do this, your natural hair is knotted along the sides of your head in any pattern you like. You didn’t braid the middle part of your hair. Then, crocheted extensions that have already been braided are added to the part that hasn’t been braided yet. 

How To Do A Mohawk With Crochet Braids?

A mohawk with crochet braids (Source: Sekoya Hicks)

A mohawk with crochet braids (Source: Sekoya Hicks)

Okay, let’s go ahead and merge the two sides of your hair now. You can do it in any way you like, like curly hair or another way that twists. You can braid down the middle or make a big braid on each side. When you’re done, use hair clips or hair ties to keep the knots in place.

Do not braid the ends yet. If you want the mohawks to be shorter, cut them in half. Now it’s time to crochet the ends of the mohawk on to it. First, take the crochet hook and open the latch. Then, fold the loop on the extension onto the hook. Lock the door to keep it safe. Put a closed hook under one braid of the mohawk part, and then pull the loop of the extension through the braid. First, open the hook’s latch again. Then, slide the extension down until it sits on top of the braid. One row at a time, do this until all of the ends are on the mohawk part.

Any way you want, you can style the extensions with a brush or comb after they are all in place. You can make them any shape you want, or you can fluff them up to make them bigger. Simply cut off the ends to get the mohawk form and length you desire. To make your style stand out, you could add beads, bows, or other accents.  

Remember that this is just a basic method. What you need to do will depend on how good you are at braiding and what style you want to make. If you have never braided or knotted your hair before, talk to a barber first.

Check out this video on YouTube for a more visual walkthrough of the process.

Top 5 Crochet Mohawk Braid Styles

  • Mohawk Crochet Braids with Long Hair

Extra long, straight hair is what makes this style stand out. At your fingertips, you’ll have a huge range of styling options. You can show off your mohawk with crochet braids and hair pulled straight back, or you can sweep it to the side for a cool undercut look. Want to try something new? With a curling wand, curling rods, or flat iron, try out different textures. Simply keep in mind that good extensions are necessary to keep your style lasting and prevent frizz.

You can style crochet braids by wearing them sleeked straight back (Source: Teeday6)
You can style crochet braids by wearing them sleeked straight back (Source: Teeday6)

If this sounds like the style for you, check out our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on achieving the look.

  • Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides

As the summer months approach, many are seeking a lightweight and easy-to-maintain hairstyle. Look no further than the crochet mohawk with shaved sides for an effortlessly chic look.

This edgy haircut not only boasts a quick installation process but also requires minimal care and styling thanks to the shaved sides. Simply braid down your mohawk, crochet in a pack or two of hair extensions, and smooth a hydrating balm or gel onto the shaved areas. Afterward, fluff up the hair with an afro pic or wide-tooth comb, trim any excess hair, and you’re ready to rock your new hairdo!

This edgy cut offers fast installation and minimal upkeep (Source: MsTweet)
This edgy cut offers fast installation and minimal upkeep (Source: MsTweet)

If you prefer learning visually, you can watch this entertaining tutorial for a step-by-step guide on creating the perfect crochet mohawk with shaved sides. Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides

  • Crochet Faux Loc Mohawk

Ever wished you could rock the look of dreadlocks without the long-term commitment? It’s time to try a faux loc mohawk!

Faux locs are hair extensions that perfectly mimic the size, shape, and appearance of dreadlocks. Available in a wide range of lengths, colors, and textures, you’ll easily find a pack that suits your style.

Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they’re incredibly durable. Typically lasting four to six weeks, you can even remove and reinstall them up to three or four times! This makes faux locs one of the most cost-effective protective styles available.

Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they're incredibly durable (Source: CADIA ISATU)
Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they’re incredibly durable (Source: CADIA ISATU)

Ready to dive in? Check out this informative video demo for all the details you need to know before trying faux locs.Crochet Braids Tutorial | Pre-Faux Locs

  • Crochet Mohawk with Beads

Whether you’re styling for kids or simply want to elevate your look with some extra flair, adding beads to your crochet mohawk is a fantastic choice!

It’s an easy way to add visual interest to your hairstyle, and the options are endless. You’ll have fun experimenting with beads of various colors, sizes, and patterns, allowing you to create a unique and personalized look.

Feel free to mix and match beads to complement your outfit perfectly. Just ensure that the beads you choose are smooth and properly fitted to avoid any discomfort or hair damage.

You'll enjoy trying out beads in different colors (Source: bossladysimone akira)
You’ll enjoy trying out beads in different colors (Source: bossladysimone akira)

For a step-by-step guide on adding beads to your crochet mohawk, check out this informative tutorial. It gives you everything you need to nail that flawless look.Mohawk Crochet braids and beads

  • Side Braided Crochet Updo

Planning for a special event? If yes, then why not experiment with this sophisticated side braided updo? It’s sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering. The style involves braiding both sides of your head upwards towards the crown, cornrowing the middle section straight back, incorporating braided extensions, and styling the loose hair into an ornate design. Add a touch of edge control for a polished finish. Despite its intricate appearance, it only takes about an hour or two to achieve this stunning look.

It's sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering (Source: TheChicNatural)
It’s sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering (Source: TheChicNatural)

Check out this video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to master the look. How To ➟ SIDE BRAIDED CROCHET UPDO!

Bonus Treat: 5 Mohawk Braids Hairstyles 

  • Braided Mohawk With Shaved Sides

Looking for a hairstyle that combines convenience with fashion? Look no further than the braided mohawk with shaved sides. Don’t worry, you don’t have to commit to shaving your sides to rock this edgy look. However, if you’re feeling bold and want to enhance your rebellious vibe, shaving the sides can take your style to the next level.

This hairstyle is perfect for those who want to make a statement and exude confidence with their edgy fashion sense. So why not empower yourself through your hairdo today?

Ideal for those aiming to make a bold fashion statement with confidence (Source: Instagram @nisaraye)
Ideal for those aiming to make a bold fashion statement with confidence (Source: Instagram @nisaraye)
  • Twisted Cornrow Mohawk Braid

For a sleek and lightweight option, we highly suggest trying out the twisted cornrow mohawk braid. This version of the Mohawk exudes sophistication like no other. It’s a popular choice with a touch of sassiness that elevates your fashion game.

We must confess, when we first saw this hairstyle on a friend, we were immediately drawn to it and knew we had to try it for ourselves. As we prepare to give it a go, why not consider trying it out for yourself too?

  • Spring Twisted Mohawk Braid

The short spring twisted mohawk braid is a fantastic choice that can elevate anyone’s style to the next level with its fun and glamorous look.

At our salon, we primarily recommend this style for clients who desire some movement in their hair. It adds a playful touch to the edginess of the mohawk, resulting in a cheerful and lively appearance.

Moreover, we believe this hairstyle is perfect for the summer season, offering a stylish yet minimalist beauty. So, get ready to embrace your power and look absolutely adorable with this fabulous hairdo!

  • Undercut With Mohawk Braids

Having a head full of hair may sometimes feel overrated, and the idea of shaving it all off might be a bit daunting for some of us. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to mohawk braids with an undercut, offering the perfect solution to showcase different sides of your personality.

This hairstyle is ideal for those who want to reveal their beautiful nape and experience the refreshing energy of an undercut. Furthermore, we can guarantee that you’ll feel a surge of inner power and confidence with this bold hairstyle.

Mohawk braids with an undercut showcase your personality from all angles (Source: Hairstyle Camp)
Mohawk braids with an undercut showcase your personality from all angles (Source: Hairstyle Camp)
  • Mohawk Viking Braid

If you’re longing to embody the fearless and adventurous spirit of a quintessential female lead from the fantasy genre, then the Mohawk Viking braid is the hairstyle for you. To achieve this bold look, I crafted an almost jumbo braid on the crown of my clients’ head, securing it firmly to the end. To add a unique touch, I incorporated two thin braids on the sides and secured them as well.

For the best results, I recommend visiting your trusted hair stylist to ensure a perfect outcome. Feel empowered by your Mohawk Viking braids, and unleash your inner warrior as you fearlessly tackle every challenge that comes your way.


Is It Good Or Bad To Crochet Braids?

There are good and bad things about crochet braids that depend on how they are made and how well they are cared for. 


You can protect your natural hair with crochet braids because they make it less likely that you will break your hair when you style and handle it too much. That way you can really show who you are. They come in many styles, lengths, and colors. You don’t have to deal with them much every day once they’re in, which can save you a lot of time. If you take good care of them, they can last for a few weeks, giving you a pretty easy haircut.


To make crochet knots work, make sure they are not too tight or pull on your head too much. If this happens, they may cause stress and even hair loss. When the braids are too tight, they can put stress on your head and hair strands, which could cause your hair to break more. And you might get irritation or even hair loss if you don’t take care to keep your head clean and wet. Since the braids cover your head, you need to make sure it stays clean so your hair can grow in well.

Do Crochet Braids Help with Hair Growth?

Not directly, but crochet braids may be good for your hair. They just don’t make it grow faster. You can keep your hair in place and safe from all the styles and treatments it might go through otherwise with crochet braids. Fewer hair losses can help the hair you already have grow longer. Also, if you put your crochet braids in the right way and take good care of them, they can keep your head from getting itchy. Having happy, healthy skin is important for hair growth. Crochet braids can help your hair grow by keeping your head from being rubbed and scratched all the time.

Crochet braids themselves don't directly promote hair growth (Source: Chelsea Philias)
Crochet braids themselves don’t directly promote hair growth (Source: Chelsea Philias)

What Happens If You Leave Crochet Braids Too Long?

There are a few things that could go wrong if you leave crochet braids in for too long, or more than 8 weeks:

Your hair can get weaker and break more easily if you leave the braids in for too long. Sooner or later, this can cause hair loss and thinning.

Braids can get tangled and mat together as your hair grows and stays in place. It can break even more if you try to untangle and remove them after they’ve been in for too long.

After keeping braids for a long time, dirt, sweat, and hair products can get stuck against your scalp. In the event that this is not addressed, it may cause irritation, itching, and even an infection.

Final Thoughts

Are you ready for these bold and pretty crochet mohawk braids? The trendy haircut will make people look at you differently, protect your hair, and give you countless styling options. Always consult an expert, like those at Jen Hair Salon, to ensure an excellent and flawless installation. Now is the time to start the process of getting a beautiful new look. Call Jen Hair Salon to set up your appointment.