Ever been curious about what Crochet World Records have been set? Check out these top five most exciting world records and challenge yourself to beat one – if you dare!
Longest Crochet Chain Made While Running
Breaking her own record she set in 2010, Susie Hewer set a new record of 457.35 ft of chain crocheted while running a marathon.
This averages 5.7 meters being chained per mile of her run, which she completed in 5 hours and 40 minutes. Impressive!
Longest Crochet Chain Overall
Hewer’s feat is definitely impressive but her marathon-based crochet chain is miniature compared to the longest ever hand-crocheted chain.
That record goes to Anne Vanier-Drussel who made the Guinness World Records for it in 2008 with a chain that’s eighty miles in length.
World’s Fastest Crocheter
This is one of the most competitive titles I know of in the world of record-breaking crochet. It’s currently held by Lisa Gentry, who crocheted 5,113 stitches in 30 minutes in 2005.
How many stitches can you make in half an hour? Dare you to try it!
Most Crocheters in One Place
Coming in hot at the beginning of this year, 2023, close to 1,000 crocheters came together to set a new record for the most crocheters working together in one place.
The 960 hookers gathered at Derby Arena in Derby, UK, and crocheted together for a consecutive 15 minutes to set this record. With participants from across the globe, this was quite a feat!
Largest Crochet Blanket
The world’s largest crochet blanket was created by 1,500 inmates across 30 different correctional centers across South Africa.
The blanket, measuring 185,016 ft, was assembled at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre which is where Nelson Mandela lived before being released. The project was organized by the Nelson Mandala Foundation.
If you were going to try to break one of these records, which one would you go for?