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9 months, 7 800 blankets. Quite an achievement! 

Three Finnish organizations, Marttaliitto, Tekstiiliopettajaliitto and Novita, started their campaign in January 2011. Their goal was to crochet 1 000 blankets to cover the stairs of the Helsinki Cathedral and then donate those to families in need. The goal was achieved with flying colours: Finnish volunteers from all over the country, from little pupils to pensioners, made nearly 8 000 blankets!

This a truly a Guinness World Record – congratulations to all who have been involved.

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By the way – the instructions in Finnish and in Swedish, if you would like to crochet a similar blanket. I have done one and it is certainly not going to be the last one.