crochet your first row of 31 sc around folded raffia from right to left with the loop of raffia on the left side, SLST inside the loop of raffia to secure it with the yarn (sorry I forgot to mention it in my chart), ch1, turn and crochet 2nd row of 31 sc, ch1 turn and crochet 3rd row IN BACK LOOPS (see chart), ch 2 then slst in the 1st st, and finally crochet the 4th row (see chart) in both loops of sc from row #1 that was crocheted around the raffia, fo, leave tail to sew on top of the head/body. Spread your crocheted leave on the raffia straw by pulling gently the stitches.
Sew the leaves on top of the head : With a yarn needle, insert both raffia ends through the body, and secure with a knot, hide the ends inside
Sew the yarn part of the leaves as usual.
the raffia should strengthen the leave, making it stand up.