Raffia is a fiber from the giant leaves of a palm tree found in Madagascar. The raffia used in these ornaments is Rayon. It is available through Nashville Wraps. Raffia Ribbon, in shiny pearlized colors on 100 yard rolls, is made from convenient rayon for elegant gift packaging. So you can crochet with the raffia and also use left overs for packages.
Consider crocheting these designs in natural raffia for a more eco-friendly version.
Raffia Angel Ornament
Designed By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 4” wide and 4½” long
Materials: Raffia Pearl (Nashville Wraps Wraphia): White
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm).
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 3, 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; join with sl st to first hdc. (10 hdc)
Row 2: (Ch 4, sl st in next hdc) 5 times. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Row 1: Sl st in next 2 hdc. Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (hdc, ch 1) twice in same st as last sl st, [(hdc, ch 1) twice, dc] in next hdc. (6 sts) Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn (counts as first dc and ch 2), hdc in first dc, ch 2, (hdc , ch 2, hdc) in next hdc, ch 2, sc in next hdc, ch 1, sc in next hdc, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next hdc, ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, dc) in last dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: With right side facing, join with sl st to first sc of Row 2 of Wings, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), hdc in same sc, ch 1, (hdc, ch 1, dc) in last sc.
Rows 2-3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), turn, hdc in first dc, ch 1, (hdc in next hdc, ch 1) across to last dc, (hdc, ch 1, dc) in last dc.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, sl st in first dc, (ch 3, sl st in next st) 7 times, ch 3, sl st in last st again. Finish off and weave in ends.
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