The World Record Certificate

guinness_bernd01I have just received the official certificate to our Guinness World Record. Again, thank you all, who helped making this possible.


Evidence received

Today I receive notice from Guinness World Records. They have received the evidence from our world record attempt. I can take up to 12 weeks to review the documents. So please be patient. As soon as I hear back from them, I will let you know.



11.250 Granny Squares in on blanket

When I started this project in 2012, I could not envisioned what we completed yesterday at Ishinomaki. On Saturday, September 20th, together with many friend and supporters we completed our world record blanket. The event was our attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the world’s largest crochet blanket of  306.2 m². 

The final count of the blanket is:

  • 11,250 Granny Squares of 20 x 20 cm,
  • Finished size 476,78 m²

The blanket has now been made into smaller blankets to be given to victims of the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in the Tohoku area.

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私は2012年にこのプロジェクトを始めました。これは大きな成功を収めました。 昨日、9月20日石巻で多くの友人や支援者と一緒に世界記録ブランケットを完了した。 イベントは306.2㎡の世界最大のかぎ針編みの毛布の現在のギネス世界記録を破るために私たちの試みでした。


  • 11,250 モチーフ (20 x 20 cm),
  • 出来上がたサイズ 476,78 m²


Knit for Japan in the German news

DSC_0248The German Press Agency has kindly  mentioned ‘Knit for Japan’ in an article to their subscribing newspapers. 2 German newspapers already have published the article. Here the link to the article on Main-Netz. Of course, the article is written in German.

ドイツのプレス庁は親切に’Knit for Japan’について記事を作りました。ドイツにある二つの新聞がその記事を発表しています。こちらで読んで下さい。ドイツ語です。

Roll of 10 blankets – 10枚のロール」

kfj_roll03We have wonderful warm weather today. So I took the roll of 10 blankets outside, to take a pictures. The piece is 20m long and 1 m wide. Next week, we will connect 20 of such rolls into our blanket of 400 sqm.


Roll of 10 – 10枚のロール


kfj_roll01Over the past weeks I received several finished blankets. To prepare for our final event next week in Ishinomaki, I already joint 10 blankets into one large ribbon. Unfortunately, today we have rain, but should the weather allow, I will take a picture of the ‘Roll of 10’.


The Japan News article


The Yomiuri Shinbun

The Yomiuri Shinbun

The Japan News published a very kind article about our ‘Granny Square Project’. I am still can’t believe, that we will make the 400 sqm blanket next week.

The Japan Newsは[Knit for Japan]についてとても親切な記事を掲載しました。来週400sqmのブランケットを作るのはまだ信じられないです。