We (The MICQ Group) are fundraising to bag a Guinness world record for India by making the largest Crochet blanket.

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Why am I fundraising?

A group of highly enthusiastic Indian women under the able guidance of Mrs. Subashri Natarajan an MBA and an avid crocheter since the age of 10, have taken upon themselves the task of crocheting 5000 blankets measuring up to a total of 5000 square meters with the aim of setting a new world record and making a name for themselves in the Guinness World Records. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.


The current record set by South Africa in April 2015 stands at 3377square meters and Subashri and her team hope to break this record. Pls refer to the link below for details on existing Guinness record - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-crochet-blanket/


The Group "Mother India's Crochet Queens" set up in August 2015, by Subashri comprises of nearly a 1000 Indian women from all parts of the world all aged between 8 years to 95 years, all sharing the same passion for crochet.

A Facebook page by the same name has been created and is already garnering interest amongst Indian women crocheters all sharing the same ambition to achieve something and put India on the International map.

Whatsapp groups have been created Area Wise spanning all parts of India, to the USA, Gulf, Europe, Australia etc and Area Wise co-ordinators are working hard at keeping a track on the numbers. It is indeed a joint effort of all these remarkable women who believe that nothing is impossible if you believe in it.


What do I plan to do with the funds?


While work is already underway where making the blankets is concerned the group is now looking at getting sponsors for the finale event to be held in Chennai on the 31st Jan 2016, wherein Guinness officials will fly down from London to measure the blanket and officially bestow upon the group the title of the World’s Largest Crochet Blanket by a Participating Group.


Post the achievement of the Guinness record these blankets will be donated as charity to the needy.


FAQs

Guiness World Record: Application number is 150330060523lcb

WHY 900000?

As we the MICQ group has opted for a paid service from Guinness, the guinness fees is 5000 pounds which is equivalent to approx. 500000. 

Also, we would need to take care of the flight (business class ticket for one person from London and return) and accomodation (Minimum 4 star), food, local transport and local taxes if any. This would approx cost 3.5 lakhs.

Misc expenses: 50000.

Why we opted for a Paid Service?

The standard service from Guinness does not confirm by when thy would be able to verify our records and declare us as the record holders. Meantime if any other team from any other part of the world opts for a paid service, the preference would be given to them and all our efforts would go in vain.

HOW MUCH SQ MT WE ARE PLANNING TO MAKE?

Although it is enough to be more than the last record break, for safer side we are planning for 5000 sq mt or more.

HOW ARE WE PLANNING TO DO THE BLANKET?

We are planning to do 1 sqmt per blanket. (ie) 40” length x 40” width for about 5000 blankets


WHAT IS THE PATTERN OF THE BLANKET?

The pattern of the Blanket is Granny Square.


HOW MANY COLOURS CAN I USE?

You can use any number of colours. Single / double / multi colour except white


HOW MUCH YARN IS REQUIRED FOR MAKING A BLANKET?

Approximately 300 grams per blanket.

WHAT IS THE YARN AND HOOK TO BE USED FOR MAKING GRANNY SQUARES?

4 ply yarn and 5 mm hook (Strictly)


WHERE CAN I GET YARN AND HOOK IN INDIA?

From Pradhan Embroidery Stores, Mumbai – Mr.Sailesh – 09324724322

And Raja Thread Stores, Chennai – Mr.Sam – 09790555021


WHAT IS THE YARN COST?

We have got concession from our specified suppliers. Raja Thread Stores – Rs.52/- per 150 gms and Pradhan Embroidery Stores – Rs.47/- per 150 grams and delivery charges will be extra for both the suppliers.


IS THERE ANY VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS PATTERN?

Ya. We have.

https://youtu.be/O_5nIpXg8OM


IS THERE ANY VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR JOINING THE BLANKETS?

Ya. We have.

https://youtu.be/DUe7rGpHXhc


CAN I HAVE A LOOK OF THE EARLIER RECORD BREAK?

Ya. We have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-teG8XmaLA&feature=player_embedded    


Link from "The Hindu" Chennai.
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/knitting-a-dream/article7711848.ece

Link from "Mid-day" Mumbai Paper
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/meet-indias-crochet-queens/16554183









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Rs.10,800
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JG
Jackson donated Rs.200
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Anonymous donated Rs.200
Reshma
Reshma donated Rs.1,000
KV
Kalpesh donated Rs.500

All the best in your endeavour... Make India proud !!!

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RT donated Rs.500

All the best!!

Sunitha
Sunitha donated Rs.1,000

All the best