welcome but the crochet was breaking thousands of hairs creating frizz .. depending on how often you crochetted it could make it extreme. ..the more you try to control frizz the more you are interfering with the dreading process.
dreading takes time..not brutal force..
it takes months of being a lil wild ..and it takes not caring if its a bit messy and not "perfect"
dreadings more then a style its a lifestyle, and a mindset. .. if you worry about every hair being in pace your just going to go crazy using brutal force to contro it.. people have sed wax glues and u name it toprevent frizz..which also prevented them from ever really dreading
then they would burn off the frizz or shave the dreads or retwist till they are bald
thats not the right mindset to dread ..you got to be carfree and accept wildness and disorder.. every hair has to be in chaos to dread