Women in India made this crochet blanket, that was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest crochet blanket in the world. But before you say, waste of yarn, look what they did afterwards!
They gave away the individual 40 * 40 inches sections that comprised the huge blanket to charity via a group of Non-Governmental Organizations.
The organizer of this mammoth event was 44-year-old crochet-lover Subashri Natarajan, who had this to say:
“I started the wonderful art of crochet from a young age. At the age of 10, I remembered very clearly playing with yarn creating beautiful dreams with crochet. I have been a very ambitious child always wanting to achieve great things in life. This dream of making it big in the world stayed with me into adulthood. I have always been looking for opportunities to come my way and finally decided that I have to create an opportunity and not wait for one. It is at this time I decided to research on Guinness World Records projects related to crochet.”
Watch the video of this record breaking event:
Over 1,000 participants aged eight to 85, from 14 countries, contributed by creating hundreds of 40 x 40 in sections to make one enormous blanket.
Look at the size of that! Covered the whole football field! Well done!