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Slovenians set endurance crochet record

Slovenj Gradec, 7 February - Two women from Koroška region have set a new world record in endurance crocheting. They managed to crochet for 28 hours non-stop, beating the previous record by a full four hours.

Slovenj Gradec
Anita Kac (left) and Jadranka Smiljić (right) set a world record in endurance chocheting after spending 28 hours crocheting.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

Slovenj Gradec
Anita Kac (left) and Jadranka Smiljić (right) set a world record in endurance chocheting after spending 28 hours crocheting.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

Anita Kac and Jadranka Smiljić started crocheting at 8am on Thursday and persisted until midday on Friday, having gone through 4.5 kilo or roughly 13 kilometres of wool, Zdravko Kac, the husband of one of the crocheters, told the STA.

Kac, who has been doing crochet for over 40 years, was working on hats, scarves, headbands and a blanket, while Smiljić, who turned 40 on Thursday, tackled the coat-of-arms of Slovenj Gradec municipality.

But due to the complexity of the design and fatigue, she abandoned the coat-of-arms in the middle of the night to tackle simpler projects.

Their record is not official yet, with the Guinness Book of World Records expected to take about a month to examine all the evidence of their endeavour.

The previous record is held by an Englishwoman, Natalie Morrison, who crocheted non-stop for 24 hours in 2019 to raise funds for charity.

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