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{Crochet Raffia Bag}

I have been itching to crochet a bag for months now. Ever since I saw this amazing bag, I knew I wanted to give it a try.;) I went to my local yarn shop to buy some raffia yarn, so that I could start immediately. Crocheting with raffia yarn was not difficult at all, although it is quite different from crocheting with acrylic or wool yarn.
What is raffia yarn? Raffia yarn is made from viscose and is quite soft. I used 6 spools to make this bag, considering that each spool is 25g=57m (62 yards). The bag is crocheted with the hdc through back loops stitch apart from the top part which is crocheted using  sc and a 4mm (E) crochet hook.
The handles are also crocheted but I guess if one likes he could add wooden handles! It measures approx. 27cm high and 39cm wide which is a pretty adequate bag size, since all my bags are usually large!
I really like my new summer bag!  I did  not embellish the bag in anyway yet. I pretty much like its simplicity, it's my kind of style! Now I want to make some more bags using raffia yarn!
Have you ever crocheted with raffia? 

21 comments

  1. Μου αρέσει παρά πολυ!!!!μπραβο σου!!!
    Φιλακια!!

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    1. Σε ευχαριστω πολυ!!

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  2. simple yes, but really gorgeous!!!!
    thank you for the pattern link, xxxx ale

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  3. This is a perfect summer bag! I'm pinning because I'm going to have to make one for myself! :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! Can't wait to see your version!

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  4. Turned out great! Why, yes, I've crocheted with raffia and I'm makin' a hat next. :)
    http://maizehutton.blogspot.com/2013/07/crocheting-with-raffia-messenger-bag.html

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    1. Wow! Your bag is awesome! I really like the rose embroidery! It makes the bag look very unique!

      Can't wait to see your hat!:)

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  5. I've looked at this type of yarn and just passed it by as I didn't know what to do with it. The bag looks wonderful and you've convinced me to give it a try. Thanks for the link.
    Ali x

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    1. Happy you liked it! I had seen raffia in the yarn shop too but was always passing by, now it is one of my fave yarns!:)

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  6. The bag has turned out really well, I have never tried working with raffia before and will give it a try, after all the projects I currently have planned lol

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  7. I've never tried raffia but can't wait to give it a go - although the bag pattern looks a bit scary x

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  8. It became very nice- it's simple but made with love and it's perfect for a walk or going shopping ^^

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  9. αχ τι ωραία που βγήκε!!!! Είχα πάρει και εγώ στην αρχή του καλοκαιριού Rafia ,αλλά ακόμα δεν τα έχω κάνει τίποτα!

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  10. Love this! I've been wanting to crochet with raffia for a while... Gotta get my hands on some raffia yarn. ;)

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  11. Where can I purchase this yarn? I haven't been able to find it. Do you know of any online links!

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    1. Hey there Bebbie!
      You can check on Etsy (I spotted some there recently)! Hope that helps!

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  13. Hello, I love this pattern and would love to make it, but the link doesn't seem to be working for me. Any chance you can help. Thank you.

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    1. Hey there! You're right the link to the website seems to be down!
      This bag pattern is pretty similar though! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kenaf-market-bag

      Hopefully their website will be up soon!:)
      Tanya

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    2. Thank you for the quick reply! :)

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