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It's Official! Guinness World Record for Largest Crochet Blanket Set By "67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela" Group

It's Official! Guinness World Record for Largest Crochet Blanket Set By "67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela" Group

More than 6700 blankets were sewn together — look at this stunning photograph:


The 3133 square metres of handmade blankets knitted, crocheted or quilted by the knitwits of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has broken a Guinness World Record – it is the largest area covered by a blanket. This Mandela Day initiative celebrates the ethos and the legacy of a man who united South Africans in a time of uncertainty and today was a true testament to that, seeing thousands of hand crafted blankets hand made with love and compassion. The blankets will now be distributed to the needy before the cold arrives.


Photograph above: taken by Peter Morey.


Photograph above: taken by Mark Strewn.

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