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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Granny Spiration Challenge August 2017: another recycle shopping bag

Here we are with the granny-spiration challenge for August!

I just can’t get enough of the recycle shopping bags!!! This recycleshopping bag was made by me a while ago with baby acryl from Zeeman, hook 3. As I am not so patient, it took me a long time. Actually I should become more patient, because I like the result very much

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But ehm… how did it work again?
Every first Saturday of the month a few international blogs show their project inspired by granny squares.

Get inspired by a bloghop (following beneath).
On the Alexandra's blog 
there's a link party and a give away!
If you have some (old or new) crochet projects with granny squares, go ahead (click on the link above)!
This month you can win a magazine with Alexandra’s awesome design of her tank top in it. The pattern can be found

Last month's granny spiration creations from your hosts


For the links:

From Your Hosts: Big, Huge Afghan (Free Crochet Pattern) from Crochet is the Way, Owl Obsession Baby Blanket (Crochet Pattern Review) from Hakelfieber Austria, Granny Stitch Cowl (Crochet Inspiration) from Rhelena, Granny Square Tank & Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #40 (Magazine Giveaway) from EyeLoveKnots, Granny Square Piano Cover (Crochet Tutorial) from Mariam's Creations, and Granny Squares on Painted Canvas (Crochet Inspiration) from Atelier Marie-Lucienne.

For more inspiration please also stop by our other co-hosts

Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny Crochet is the Way
Rhelena Crochet n Crafts



Would you like to win the giveway? a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Granny Spiration Challenge of July 2017

We are already in July with the Granny Spiration Challenge

This time I made an overview in a video because I recently started my own company MariamBentum.

Because it’s a lot of fun:

From our Hosts: Granny Square Shrug (Tutorial) Mariam's Creations, Simple Granny Dishcloth (Free Crochet Pattern) Rhelena, Be Squared Top (Free Crochet Pattern & Tutorial) Crochet is the Way, Sweet Coaster (Tutorial) Kat Kat Katoen, Granny Square Heart Cushion (Tutorial) Hakelfieber, Lose Granny Square Jacket (Tutorial) Atelier Marie-Lucienne, en Vintage Granny Square Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern) van EyeLoveKnots.

*Sigrid from Kat Kat Katoen stopped as a Host :( but ...ehm… please visit her Blog, she makes awesome stuff ❤

and please also have a look
Sandra Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Alexandra EyeLoveKnots (link party & give away! )

The link to the Facebook Community: Eyeloveknots Crafting Community

The link for the de giveaway “Jenny of Crochet is the Way!” for one of here awesome patterns.

And the most visited linkes: Granny Square Stash Buster Blanket  Sum of Their Stories, Crochet Baby Blanket and Hats Julie's Creative Lifestyle, and Largest Blanket van Hobbyloes.

So, what did I make? Another recycle and create. Discovered by coincidence and I’m very happy with it: a piano cover for my Roland Piano:
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I crocheted 3 rows from 7 Grannies 5 Rounds hook 5 with Royal Acryl from Zeeman) and sow the sides with old Jeans. I like the cool effect for the piano.

What do you think of it?
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In case you would like to make the cover to, please find attached the pattern for the sides:

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 💖.
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".

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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: 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!