Easy Crochet Chain Braids

These braids are super simple to crochet, working along the chain with a few basic stitches.

crochet chain braids

Use them to make effective edgings, cords, or embellishments for little bags etc.

Or just make a few and pat yourself on the back - they're so pretty! Hang 'em around your home and have fun :)

I've used 100% sport weight cotton and a 3mm hook, plus a few pearly beads where necessary.

When working stitches into the chain, work into two loops of the chain. To do this, insert hook into chain so that two loops of the chain are on top of the hook, the third loop of the chain is under your hook:

Braid #1

tiny pink braid

*Ch 2, sc (UK dc) in 2nd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

This does twist a little - with my cotton yarn, I just ironed along the braid on a medium heat.

Braid #2

longer pink braid

Step 1: ch 2, sc (UK dc) in 2nd chain from hook

Step 2: *ch 3, sc (UK dc) in 2nd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

This makes a slightly more elongated braid than the one above. Again, a gentle iron to flatten out if using cotton.

Now here's a beaded version:

Braid #3

pink braid with pearly beads

Step 1: Thread beads onto your yarn. I used 30 little pearly beads for 12 inches or 30 cm of braid.

Step 2: *ch2, push bead up next to hook, ch1, sc (UK dc) into 2nd chain from hook (which is just on the other side of your bead)*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

See how to add the beads:

First, ch 2, push bead up next to hook:

Second, ch 1 to secure bead:

Third, sc (UK dc) into 2nd chain from hook:

And now admire your handiwork!

Braid #4

light pink braid

*ch 2, 2 sc (UK dc) into 2nd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

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Why not work down the opposite side of this braid to make my Buttonbraid Bracelet?

It has a button on one end, and a button loop on the other.

If you'd just like to work the pattern as a braid only, I tell you how to do that, too.

Braid #5

baby blue braid

Step 1: ch 2, 2 hdc (UK htr) into 2nd chain from hook

Step 2: *ch 3, 2 hdc (UK htr) into 2nd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

Add beads to this one, too, as described in #6 below:

Braid #6

light pink braid with beads

Step 1: Thread beads onto yarn. I used 9 beads for 10 inches or around 25 cm of braid.

Step 2: ch 2, push bead up next to hook, 2 hdc (UK htr) in 2nd chain from hook

Step 3: *ch 3, push bead up next to hook, 2 hdc (UK htr) in 2nd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

See Braid #3 above for how to add beads if you're not sure.

Braid #7

baby blue braid with larger stitiches

*ch 4, 3 hdc (UK htr) into 3rd chain from hook*

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish: ch 1, tie off.

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