Crocheting: The largest blanket in the world

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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.

Take a look at http://www.facebook.com/tilkkupeitto for more pictures.

 

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.

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  1. Karen Jorgensen sanoo:

    An amazing crochet feat. Well done. I am crocheting for Peace and giving the blankets to Babies. Every stich I think of Peace in the World and no more wars. If everybody crocheted instead of making bombs and guns what a wonderful world we could live in.

  2. DANY BALDESSARI OLIVIER sanoo:

    Es maravilloso,el colorido,las formas y lo mas inportante el motivo,donar amor y calor a los que necesitan muchas felicidades.

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