It looks like the technique has come a long way since then. Now, people are using all different types of hair textures to create various looks. This means the style can be worn curly or straight; short or long. I'm interested in doing this type of style over the summer because it looks like an easy way to protect my growing hair while having the look of a style that is always ready to wear. It may take me up to two to three hours to complete but can last four to six weeks.
I watched several videos on how to install crochet braids and this one, by MamiTresses, was the best at explaining how it's done. Enjoy!