Summer crochet trends with Wool and the Gang's Ra-ra Raffia

So you've seen the latest spring summer trends with crochet all over Instagram. The luxury power houses have definitely shone light onto the crochet trend with the likes of PRADA and their famous summer raffia crochet tote bag.

Its perfect for that summer tote bag, lightweight summer hat, clutch, espadrilles, baskets, plant hangers. Your only limited by your crochet imagination.

 

So what is Raffia?

Wool and the Gang have a signature summer Ra-ra Raffia yarn. Its Vegan, biodegradable and water repellent so perfect for all your summer/spring crochet making.

  It is a unique yarn so there are some considerations when you start working with it. 

1.Its incredibly lightweight and may unravel so you need to work from the outside (no centre pull) and need to keep a rubber band or hairtie around it to keep it from unravelling.

2.You need to watch out for the tangles, sort them out ASAP.

 See here for how it looks working up:

 

 

The Details:

100% paper

Available in a range of colours

100g = 250meters Double knitting/light worsted.

Suggested crochet hook size is 3.5-5mm

Tension 19st/16 rows in single crochet on a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Just wipe clean.

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