Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sixty Million Trebles

Last year we were involved with the Mother India’s Crochet Queens Guinness World record to create the world’s largest crochet blanket which was measured at 11,148.5 m².  Following this amazing achievement, the blanket was made into smaller ones which were given to a number of charities.

Now we have heard about a new record attempt that you might have come across on social media.  It’s called Sixty Million Trebles so we thought we would share some of the background with you.

At the end of 2015 the UN estimated that there are approximately 60 million displaced people worldwide which is the equivalent of the whole of the UK population not having anywhere to live.
An amazing lady called Ellen got together with a group of 6 friends, who have never met, to raise awareness of the plight of the refugees and bring a little bit of warmth to their lives. So the Sixty Million Trebles campaign was born – to create a blanket containing 60 million treble stitches to represent each of the refugees.

The organisers need around 8,000 36 inch squares to make a blanket with that many trebles.  But they have now decided to go one stage further and take on the world record.  They estimate they will need 13,000 of these squares.

In the summer of this year, the group, with a host of volunteers, will descend on London for the record attempt. So far the Facebook group has more than 2,600 members with more than 20 countries involved. The Mayor of London has been approached for a venue and after the event the squares will be remade into blankets for a variety of charities including Hand In Hand for Syria.

If you want to help them achieve their dreams, then why not join their Facebook group and get hooking or knitting. Your square can be in any yarn or any design but it must measure 36 inches square. 

1 comment:

  1. I joined this group in the summer of 2016 after seeing somebody who I follow on instagram with a blanket and info. I have met a fellow groupie at the airport when she flew in from America to hand over 14 gorgeous blankets before carrying on with her travels. Every little helps to reach the target #oneblanketonelove