The largest crotchet blanket measures 3377 m² (11079.40ft²) and was achieved by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day (South Africa) at Union Buildings, Pretoria, (South Africa) on 21 April 2015
Carolyn Steyn, founder of the charity 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, brought together communities and charities from across South Africa to participate in this mammoth Guinness World Records attempt. The blanket was made up of over four thousand individual blankets, hand-crotcheted by thousands of people from communities across South Africa including Diepsloot, Alexandra and Cosmo City. Huge numbers of school children, the Ga Rankuwa 'Golden Grannies' and inmates at Zonderwater Maximum Security prison and Leeukop Prison Juvenile Centre came together to help craft the largest crotchet blanket in the world.
Each individual blanket that helped to create the largest crotchet blanket will be donated to families in need across South Africa.