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 Christmas Tree Ornament
Designed By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 3” wide and 4” long
Materials: Raffia Pearl (Nashville Wraps Wraphia): Emerald, Daffodil & Milk Chocolate
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm).
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at top, with Emerald, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. (1 sc)
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 2 sc in sc. (2 sc)
Rows 3-10: Ch 4, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc across.
At the end of Row 10 there will be 10 sc.
Row 11: Ch 4, turn, 2 sc in first sc, * hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc *, sl st in next 2 sc, rep from * to *, (sc, sl st) in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: With right side facing, join Milk Chocolate with sl st to first sl st, dc in same st, 2 dc in next sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: With right side facing, join Daffodil with sl st to top of tree, (ch 3, sl st in same st) 3 times. Finish off and weave in ends.
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