How did they do it? Crochet world record breakers



The most people to crochet at one time in one place. Organised by the Nation NeedleArts Association, the evet took place at a New York Mets baseball game in 2010.


Feet, the longest crochet chain made whilst running a marathon. This record was set by Susie Hewer at the Virgin London Marathon on 25 April 2010. Susie finished in a time of 5 hr 43m 22 sec and averaged an incredible 2.9 metres per mile.

1597  – the year the first known filet crochet patterns were printed in Nuremberg, Germany. Some of the patterns were republished in Baroque Charted Designs for Needlework by John Sibmacher (Dover, 1976).

81 ft x 38 ft

The size of the larget crochet blanket, which American Daphne O’Connor finished in 2007 and took only two years to make.



80 miles, the length of the Guiness World Record-breaking crochet chain, made by France’s Anne Vanier-Drussel in 2009.


Minutes. The time it took American designer Lisa Gentry to crochet 5,113 stitches, winning her the Guinness World Record for fastest crocheter in 2005. You can download her winning pattern for free at Hook and Needle Designs.

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