Coconut Beach Raffia Fanny Pack

Raffia ribbon transforms this Fanny Pack into a trendy, hands-free mini purse that can be anchored to the waist to hold the basics such as phone, keys, money and lipstick! Its neutral color will complement any outfit whether shopping, on vacation or visiting your favorite beach.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 8” wide x 5” high, excluding belt

Belt 1.5” wide x 40” long

Gauge: 12 rows = 1.5”


Medium weight yarnYarn: Paper Mart Raffia Ribbon 1/4” wide (100% Rayon; 100 yards/91 meters): #00 Kraft (4 spools)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 12” straight; US size 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs

Notions: Tapestry needle, tan felt rectangle 8” wide x 13” long, tan sewing thread and hand sewing needle, 14mm invisible magnetic snaps (, one 3” decorative button or size desired, two 1.5” round rings, hand steamer, blocking surface, T pins, sewing machine (optional)

Pattern Notes

Work all slip stitches as if to purl.


Fanny Pack

With larger needles and 2 strand of raffia, CO 44 sts.

Row 1: P.

Row 2: *K1, wyif sl 1 pwise; rep from * across.

Rep last row until piece meas 14” long.

BO all sts in patt.


With smaller needles and 2 strands raffia, CO 7 sts.

Row 1: P.

Row 2: Wyib sl 1, *wyif sl 1, k1; rep from * across.

Row 3: Wyif sl 1, p across.

Rep last 2 rows until Belt meas circumference of waist plus 2.5””.

BO all sts in patt.

Belt Casing

With smaller needles and 1 strand raffia, CO 11 sts.

Row 1: K.

Row 2: Sl 1, p across.

Row 3: Sl 1, k across.

Rep last row until Casing meas 6.75”

BO all sts kwise.

Snap Casing

With smaller needles and 1 strand raffia, CO 10 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K.

Row 2: Wyib, sl 1 pwise, p across.

Row 3: Sl 1, k across.

Rows 4-5: Rep last 2 rows.

Row 6: Sl 1, k2, BO next 4 sts for button hole, k2.

Row 7: Sl 1, p2, backward loop CO 4 sts, p3.

Row 8: Rep Row 3.

Row 9: Rep Row 2.

Rows 10-11: Rep last 2 rows.

BO all sts kwise.


  1. Pin Fanny Pack to 8” wide x 14” long, Belt Casing to 2” x 6.75”, Snap Casing to 1.5” x 1.5” square, and Belt to 1.5” x desired length, using T pins and blocking board. Lightly steam with hand steamer and allow to dry.
  2. Fold up 4.5” on one short end of felt rectangle to form pocket lining. Machine or hand sew a 0.25” seam allowance at each side edge of lining. Trim away 0.25” of felt each side edge of rem upper flap lining.
  3. Fold up 5” on one short end of Fanny Pack to form pocket and use 1 strand raffia and tapestry needle to sew side seam. Rep for opposite side seam to create bottom of Fanny Pack.
  4. Place Snap Casing with RS facing on top of 1 magnet snap, having smooth surface of magnet showing through center of buttonhole opening. Use double strand of sewing thread and needle to whip st clear edges of snap to WS of casing. On RS, making sure snap completely protrudes through buttonhole, sew buttonhole opening around outer edge of metal snap.
  5. With RS facing, center Snap Casing at top edge of Fanny Pack pocket and use tapestry needle and 1 strand raffia and to sew outer edges of Snap Casing to pocket.
  6. Insert bottom fold of pocket lining WS together to inside Fanny Pack pocket with side seams matching, use sewing thread and needle to sew lining to WS of pocket 0.25” below top edge.
  7. Sew side edges of flap lining 0.25” in from Fanny Pack flap side edges, do not sew across top edge of flap.
  8. Use sewing thread to sew rem snap to WS of Fanny Pack upper flap to correspond with snap on pocket.
  9. Use a pin to mark position of magnets at top edge of flap and front of Fanny Pack. Use needle and thread to sew lining to inside of Fanny Pack along all edges. (Note: lining will be 0.25” shorter at top edge of flap and top edge of Fanny Pack.
  10. Insert 1” of belt through both rings and fold to WS. Use tapestry needle and 1 strand raffia to sew to secure on WS of belt.

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