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MOTHER INDIA CROCHET QUEENS CREATE HISTORY WITH THREE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

Mother India Crochet Queens have created a history in winning three Guinness World Records in the field of crochet and 53 Indian women and kids from Oman are amongst the proud winners.

There were 37 women and 16 boys and girls of ages 6-17 years. The hat trick event was held in Chennai, India for the largest display of crocheted sculptures. MICQ broke the previous record of the UK of 13,348 sculptures which was set in 2014 with an unbeatable count of 58,917 sculptures. MICQ has previously won the Guinness World Record award for World's Largest Crocheted Blanket in 2016 and World's Longest Crocheted Scarf in 2017.

There was an ocean of sculptures spread out in the hall of SRM University in Chennai. The MICQ decided to focus on making the world's largest collection of crocheted 3D sculptures in the form of Amigurumis, which are small crocheted dolls and vehicles buildings flowers, animals, birds, kitchenware, fruits and vegetables etc.

The theme of this record was 'Go Green, Save Earth,' The group's regional heads allotted items to respective team members with instructions on what was to be made and how to make it was taught with help from YouTube and other crochet books.

The Tamil Nadu team members had come first in contributing their sculptures with the Oman MICQ team winning the second position with 5,060 sculptures, followed by the Mumbai MICQ team with 4,000+ at third position..

The record was adjudicated by Swapnil Dangarikar of Guinness World Records, London. He checked the count twice to make sure every single sculpture is counted.

Over the last five months, 720 people from all over the world created 58,917 crochet sculptures to set a Guinness record. Out of this, 532 were from India and 188 were from around the world. The members felt that it will be a great challenge, and an interesting one too as most of the members were new to Amigurumi form of crochet. The Oman team regional head Kiranpreet Kaur Sahni said, 'In the beginning, we were all sceptical about how to make 3D sculptures and making Amigurumi was completely new to us. But once we started, we got the hang of it. We kept on making more and more sculptures.'

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Feb 7, 2018
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