GLENDALE, CA. — An all-women crocheting group with around 2,500 members from all over the world, known as ‘Mother India’s Crochet Queens,’ or MICQ , set a new Guinness World Record of knitting the largest crochet blanket in the world, measuring a 11,148 square meters on Jan 31. The event took place in Chennai.
Once the record was confirmed, the enormous crochet blanket was disassembled and the individual squares, 8,034, were donated to various NGOs in Chennai, including the H.O.P. Church, Ekal Vidhyalaya, Naam Foundation and the Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission.
The project started in August 2015 and aimed to break the previous record set by a South African group in April 2015, who crocheted 67 blankets measuring 3,377 square meters.
Murali says she plans to continue the mission of helping the needy. The MICQ in the US is planning to make caps for cancer patients and also for orphanages and would like to donate locally in the name of MICQ. At present the team is making a signature blanket depicting the Himalayas.