Host a fab outdoor dinner party and make your own crochet placemats with raffia! Raffia is a natural fiber, making this project both summer worthy and eco-friendly. The finished look has a boho hippie vibe! Pattern download includes a coaster pattern and a mason jar cozy, perfect for tea lights or as a vase for your table setting.
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Have you worked with raffia before? It’s a natural fiber ribbon, made from paper that is made from a specific palm tree. I love the idea that it’s a natural fiber, and also that is breathes, so it would be perfect for a variety of summer projects.

However, raffia is not gentle on the hands. Here are my tips for working with raffia:
– Take frequent breaks. The raffia does not slip through the fingers gently and depending on how you hold your yarn, it could cause raw spots on your fingers
– Make sure you find the center pull, not the outside pull (it will unravel terribly!)
– Set your raffia a bit away from you, and down a bit as this will help keep it out of your way as you are working with it.

So even though it’s a bit of a challenge to work with, the finished project really has a lovely summer vibe, and it was well worth the work!


The crochet placement with raffia is FREE in this article! Included in this download is a pattern for matching coaster as well as a mason jar cozy, which can be used as a centerpiece with tea lights, or as a vase for flowers, or whatever else you can dream up.

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CROCHET RAFFIA PLACEMAT

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What you need: (affiliate links)
Raffia Ribbon  
6.5mm hook
– hot glue or super glue to secure ends

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch 
St – stitch

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CROCHET PLACEMAT PATTERN:

Approx. size: 13″ diameter

Begin with a magic ring.
1. Ch 2. Work 14 dc in to ring. Join with a sl st into the first dc. (14 sts)
2. Ch 2. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (28 sts)
3. Ch 2. *Dc in next st, work 2 sc in next st* work 14 times. (42 sts)
4. Ch 2. *Dc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st* work 14 times. (56 sts)
5. Ch 2. *Dc in next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next st* work 14 times. (70 sts)
6. Ch 2. Dc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st. *Dc in next 4 sts, for 2 sc in next st* work 13 times. Dc in last 2 sts. Join with a sl st. (84 sts)
7. Ch 2. *Dc in next 5 sts, work 2 sc in next st* work 14 times. (98 sts)
8. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 6 sts, work 2 sc in next st* work 13 times. Sc in next 3 sts. Join with a sl st. (112 sts)

Using hot glue or super glue, secure the ends at the back of the placemat (weaving in tends to be tricky and doesn’t seem to hold well).

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