WE DID IT!!!

Hundreds of crocheters, all crocheting at once!
Photo courtesy of Marc S. Levine - New York Mets

Hundreds of crocheters, all crocheting at once! Photo courtesy of Marc S. Levine - New York Mets

Lily on the field in her hand-knit Mets suit

Lily on the field in her hand-knit Mets suit

Crocheters show their true (METS) colors

Crocheters show their true (METS) colors

This June in New York City, crocheters set a new world record in the  Guinness Book: for the most crocheters working simultaneously for 15 minutes!

It took 427 crocheters to come together to make it happen. The setting was a Mets game in the new Citi Field, and was an extension of TNNA's Stitch 'n Pitch, a program encouraging crafters to knit and crochet at ball games, helping to popularize the crafts we love. 

 

The effort was headed and organized largely by the fearless Lily Chin and her cohorts in the New York Crochet Guild.  Here are some great shots of the action, including one of Lily in her hand-knit Mets suit.  What a win for all of us!!

 

We couldn't let this landmark event go unnoticed. Bravo and brava for all four hundred twenty seven crocheters who broke the Guiness Record!!

For more info and media coverage of the event, see www.stitchnpitch.com/