Yarn Bombing the Steps of Helsinki’s Cathedral
Over 7,000 crocheted afghans covered the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland.
Often, Yarnbombing is done for charity or a cause. The Helsinki Cathedral yarnbombing installation was done in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crocheted patchwork quilt in the world.
I wonder if they’ll share the pattern?
The thousands of hand crocheted afghans were donated to charity at the conclusion of this massive yarnbombing exhibit.
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