Last week I received an email from Carolien, asking whether it would be okay if her organization, “Het Nije Huis”, used my “Rose Party Triangles” in their Guinness World Record-attempt to crochet the longest crochet bunting ever.
“Het Nije Huis” is a foundation that wants to inform, support and help not only people who have been diagnosed with cancer, but their loved ones as well.
Given the enormous amount of crocheted flags needed to qualify for this Guinness Book of Records-achievement, they have set March 13, 2018 as the date on which they want to have reached their rather ambitious goal of having created a garland of 10.000 meters.
Since 2018 is the year that “Het Nije Huis” celebrates its 10 year anniversary, it would be utterly cool if they could add to their festivities by bringing this to a successful completion!
Of course I didn’t need to think about Carolien’s request at all; I’m so pleased my pattern will be part of something so wonderful, useful, and fun.
The organization being based here in The Netherlands, she asked whether I had a Dutch version of the “Rose Party Triangles” – which I didn’t.
My intention is to always have my patterns/tutorials in both English and Dutch available on the blog, but all too often life gets in the way, and the translation-stuff lands on the back burner.
So….her request was an excellent push to translate the pattern right away, and have it available for heaps of enthusiastic Dutch crocheters, that will help Carolien and “Het Nije Huis” to achieve their fantastic target. Of course they hope to raise a lot of money as well – for instance by selling parts of the 10.000-meters-long garland, for which, by the way, they’ve calculated they need 40.000 flags! That’s a whole lot of flags, and it’s clear that they need all the help they can get.
As you can see in this video, they got off to a great start this past Wednesday!
For those of you who want to contribute, this is where you’ll find more information, or you can go to the Facebook page, right here (in Dutch, or please use Google Translate).
Even though this is a Dutch initiative, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could make this an international event? Key is that you crochet flags that have 18 cm on at least the top side (you can find links to the templates at the bottom of this page). The “Rose Party Triangles”, version rounds 1-6, crocheted in worsted/aran/afghan, and a 5,5 mm hook (US: 7-9), should give you the perfect size.
You can send your flags to:
“Het Nije Huis”
7551 HP Hengelo
While translating my garland-design into Dutch, I made some small changes/improvements to the original pattern, and added an additional (and optional) round 6, ensuring the top side of the triangle meets the 18 cm size requirement.
My first contribution of 11 flags is going in the mail right now – I’ll be making lots more in the coming months. After all, they’re a great stash buster, and just plain fun to crochet when I need a short break from my (quickly accumulating pile of) other wips!