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?