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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Granny Spiration Challenge June 2017, number VI

Hi Everyone,

A new blog with my creation at last! This time a blog for the Granny Spiration Challenge from June 2017.

But first an overview from the other Granny Spiration Hosts in Mai (can’t change the picture anymore…) 2017

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May in a Little Bag (Crochet Inspiration) from Kat Kat Katoen, Simple Granny Dishcloth (gratis Crochet Pattern) from Rhelena, Summer Holiday Granny Bag (Crochet Tutorial) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne, Upcycled Reusuable Shopping Bag (Crochet Inspiration) from mir, Granny Square Bear Lovey (gratis Crochet Pattern auf Deutsch) from Hakelfieber, Life Squared (Life) von Crochet is the Way und Two Grannies Headband (gratis Crochet Pattern) from EyeLoveKnots).

The most viewed projects (left to right): Sweet Treat Baby Blanket from Underground Crafter, Granny Square Cushion Makeover from Made by Demi, and Flower Granny Square Afghan from The Purple Poncho:
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This month’s Giveway is from Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne and are 2 knots from Wolke 7 (Cloud 7) Garn from her friendDaniel's Yarn Shop. This yarn is  100G and  420M long.
Would you like to win, then click on the Rafflecopter:
The Linkup is as from today and closes on Thursday 15 June.
This time I will tell you about my project called

Project Shrug

Much later I finally finished the shrug.
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Actually it was a little akward that it took me so long to finish of the shrug, because it wasn’t that much work anymore….
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What I like most about the shrug is that the shrug is easy to put in the wardrobe.
Again I used the Summer Garden Granny Square this time. My favorit, because I used the pattern also for blankets and as you can see in the granny last Granny Spiration Challenge, I used the granny pattern in the creak shopping bag I made for my dearest friend Bettys-Simm Salabim.


I used hook 7, double yarn from Royal acrylic white from Zeeman, 24 rounds and made one big Granny of 92cm.
Then fold it as on the picture, stick 26cm on both sides and leave the rest open for the arms.
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The board

7 rounds lbo stitch crochet and Mariam finished the shrug.

When I will have more time I’m going to make another one, it is soo easy đź’–.
Did you make one yourself?
Please also visit  the following hosts of this Challenge:
Alexandra von EyeLoveKnots (link party & give away! )
Sandra von Hakelfieber Austria (Deutsch)
Marie-Lucienne von Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sigrid von Kat Kat Katoen
Rhelena von Crochet n Crafts
And have a look at the Facebookgroup to get inspired. You are also allowed to place your own projects:
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Granny Spiration Challenge May 2017, Part V

Time flies when you’re having fun. And I was surprised by the fact that it is May already and it’s time for the fifth Granny Spiration Challenge of 2017!

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From Your Hosts: Rainbow Blanket (Crochet Inspiration) from Kat Kat Katoen, Simple Granny Coaster (Free Crochet Pattern) from Rhelena, Delicate Earrings from Crochet is the Way, Granny Square Wrap (Crochet Inspiration with Diagram for Edging) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne, Roll Collar Poncho (Free Crochet Pattern in German) from Hakelfieber, and Granny Square Soap Cozy (Free Crochet Pattern) from EyeLoveKnots Handwarmers and (Free Crochet Pattern in Dutch) from Mariam's Creations recycle and create (that's me!).

Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. In the image above, you'll find their projects (and mine) from last month's challenge.

Alexandra from EyeLoveKnots ( link party & give away! )

Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)

Marie-Lucienne from Atelier Marie-Lucienne

Sigrid from Kat Kat Katoen

Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts

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The three most viewed projects from last month's challenge can be found in the image above. From left to right: Garland/Slinger from Hip en Kleurig,Granny Bunny from EssSpecially, and Beach Ball Square from Stitches n Scraps.

So what did I make myself? Well actually, I made this one last year to be honest, but I didn’t post it yet:

I just LOVE to make creak shopping bags made with grannies.

The granny I used is the Summer Garden Granny Square. A tutorial can be found here:

This is the result:
I made this plastic creak shopping bag earlier and described how I made it:

It was a present for my dearest German friend
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Oh yeah, before I forget: are you already a member of the Facebook group from EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community? It is really worth it. You can share your creations too and see what others are up to as well. Here is the link: EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community 

For now: thank you for reading and hope to welcome you on my blog another time.
Happy Crochet!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Granny Spiration Challenge April 2017 (Part IV)

Wow! This is the fourth post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited because I’m hosting the challenge as from now on too. I am curious to see what everyone has been working on! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up.

Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too.

What did I make recently? Well, I was suffering from cold hands despite the weather. So I made myself some mittens.
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It is my own design but this time without fingers.

As I intend to blog in Dutch (, English ( and German ( I want to translate the pattern in English and German too. It will happen within a week, I promise. In the meantime you can find the Dutch (free) version here:
Please note there will be some time in between the blogs in the other two languages.

Because I have so much fun making it I made an extra pair;

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How they look like when you wear them?
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Do you like it?
I will put an update in the EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community on Facebook when the translations are finished. Aren’t you a member yet? Please join the group, it is really worth it. You can also share your creations and see what others are up to as well. Here is the link: EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community 
April's giveaway is sponsored by EyeLoveKnots. One winner will receive two skeins of Baby Bee's Sweet Delight Yarn in the color Splash
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Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to all countries. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification, or another winner will be chosen. EyeLoveKnots is responsible for prize fulfillment. You can find the link for the giveaway on the right of this blog page called Rafflecopter for Granny Spiration Challenge April and click on the text "a rafflecopter giveaway".

Come and join us for more granny inspired fun!www.recycleandcreateinenglish.blogspot.comwww.recycleandcreate.comwww.recycleandcreateingerman.png
The three most viewed projects from last month's challenge can be found in the image above. From left to right: Lacy Granny Square Cross Square from Creative Crochet Workshop, Ruffle Crochet Scarf from Anabelia Handmade, and Joining Granny Squares from Loes Hobbies

Now, Share Your Granny-Spiration Project With Us!

New Granny-Spiration Projects will be shared from your hosts the first Saturday of each month. Post times will vary. You will be able to link up from 9am EST on the first
Saturday of the month, through 11:59pm EST on the second Thursday from the start date - specific dates are on top of the Rafflecopter form - giving you almost two weeks to link up and enter the giveaway!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and GRANNY INSPIRED through use of regular granny square or solid granny square, granny stitch pattern or other afghan square in the form of a free pattern, pattern review, or inspiration piece. Not limited to crochet or knit.

Please make sure to link to your post, and not your home page. 

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 
To be clearer though, Ravelry pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!

Features may be chosen at the discretion of each host. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item. The April link up will run through 12:00pm on Thursday, April 13th.

Happy Crochet!


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 - March (part III)

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – March (Part III)

Because I get energy from blogging and also from grannies (just by looking at them already), I do write a blog and as I understood that I can still join until 16 March. Well, you only have to tell me that once. I will join!!

But with what? Well I made some crocheted glasses to put on the table, you know those ones, but than different. :D

I made 2 grannies with hook 5 and sewed them together. On top of that I crocheted some double crochet, take a chord and finished!


I love the idea that everything is possible with grannies.

For the monthly link party and give away please look at:

Other bloggers who join the GrannySpiration-project are:

Thank you for your attention and I hope till next time.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Doll's Day: Take care of your whiskers

It has been almost a month ago that I wrote a doll’s day blog. Time flies!!!

Although I like to write about Carnival I can’t at the moment. Therefore an other doll’s day blog. I hope to write about Carnival the coming week, the dolls were having a lot of fun.

I like making articles my own way. And while I saw Rocky I had the idea to make a nice Tea hat….

A while ago I broke our teapot. I didn’t do it on purpose, because I liked the teapot very much.
I like drinking tea  from a teapot. During our holidays we went to IKEA and our daughter found a new one right away. Because I was afraid I would break the teapot sooner or later we bought the cheapest one. It is a functional teapot (read: I don’t like the design).

Luckily they say in Dutch: cloth make the men. In this case too althoug this is of course no man :D
While making pictures the whiskes weren’t on Catty’s face. I knew there was something missing.. until I saw Poekie!

Catty Teahat was made out of an sleeve of my hoody. Just fold it, crochet the pieces of its face and Catty is born! Then a nice tale and I’m very proud. Do you like it?


And a close-up:
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Now I’m curious: did you ever make something out of your old clothes? A doll or maybe an awesome teahat?

Is there any amigurumi news? Yes there is!

There is a CALPadje the fly agaric.
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So nice!. If you would like to make one, go to the Facebook group: Haak-, brei-, naai- en andere creatievelingen

There is also a CAL going on on the Facebookgroup Cal's by Tine's Haak - Paradise, a mystery CAL.. So if you like surprises, then join the group, here is the link:

Michelle’s CAL on the Facebookgroup “Amigurumi haken met AdriĂ«nne” started on 8.März. link;


There are also new patterns Bim Bam, a lovely Bettys-Simm Salabim’s Dragon:
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She is still in the egg. Ain’t she cute?

You can buy the pattern, please follow the link:…/2…/bim-bam-der-kleine-drache

Crochessie by Esther Emaar has a new Design too, please meet RoxyBelly.
RoxyBelly’s pattern will be available on the Internet as soon as the hook kits are available. If you would like to know wenn the pattern will be online: join the Facebookgroup Fantirumis and more .

That’s all for this week. Thank you for reading and hope to see you next week.
Love, Mariam