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What is Interlocking ?

In the past it was crocheting dreadlocks using hooks hardly known . When people talked about crocheting dreadlocks , they talked about a technique described below where dreads pulled through them to tighten up. This technique is now known as the Interlocking . It’s not just a maintenance technique but it is used actually to start dreads. Interlocking techniques used primarily for micro ” dreads ” in African textured hair. In larger dreads and straighter hair textures, the technique is not normally used because of the thin, wrapped / braided appearance, that it leaves.


Interlocking or crocheting of this type are not a good choice for tightening of dreads. The twists it leaves the dreads are permanent scars. They create inflection where dreads bend unnaturally and the hair is twisted can never really dread’e . The technique can be used for loops sticking out of a mature dread, but now that we have tools like a crochet needle and Lock Docta its faster and a better way that do not leave imperfections in your dreadlocks. In other words, there is no reason to interlock dreadlocks unless you make micro dreads, the really small dreads (which are usually confused with braids), consisting of more twists than knots (so they are technically not dreadlocks).


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So what does it mean to crochet dreadlocks when people say that today?

People are starting to use small crochet hooks to work on their dreadlocks. The techniques used are called “crochet”. As you might imagine, the results have been mixed. There are a lot of tools that qualify as crochet hooks, they vary greatly in size and shape. The techniques used also varies. In a few short years, the crocheting dreadlocks earned a reputation for destroying dreadlocks – yet many professional and dreadlocks artists able to get good results without damaging dreads at all.


So what ‘s the deal ? Is it good or bad to crochet dreadlocks ?

The answer is never that easy ? Crochet hooks are tools – the tools you use and the way you use it determine whether it is good or bad. Let’s say you get the right tool and then use it in the right way so that you get nice tight clean dreads. But if you really wanted hairy, loose dreads …. so this tool is not for you, although you can use it well.


Crocheting Dreadlocks made simple, safe and effective !

If you want to use this technique to improve the way your dreads look while making them stronger, I can help you by providing the right dreadlocks crochet tools and the right crochet techniques. Here’s how …


This video shows how to interlock dreadlocks!