World Record for Largest Crocheted Granny Square

World Record for Largest Crocheted Granny Square

Measuring 1,311 Square Feet Made with Red Heart, America’s Favorite Yarn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (June 17, 2016) Setting out on a journey to crochet the largest granny square made by a single person, Stephen Duneier, aka Yarn Bomber, has set the Guinness World Record. The granny square measures 1,311 square feet, weighs over 60 pounds, and has over a half million stitches. It uses 30 miles of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and it took nine hours to lay out to measure and over two years to make!

While on a business trip in New York, Stephen had the idea of making larger squares for a yarnbombing project he was working on. He was on the hunt for Red Heart Super Saver and found a store in Harlem that was open until 10pm. He walked 50 blocks after a business dinner to stock up on as much yarn as he could carry. He didn’t know at the time, but that was the beginning of the largest Granny Square.

Said Stephen Duneier, Yarn Bomber – “I crocheted just one square the rest of the trip, adding skein after skein. When I arrived home, I submitted an application to the Guinness World Records to create a new category, but it was rejected. I didn’t give up though and appealed its decision and it decided to allow the new category of Largest Crocheted Square, but set a minimum size of 32’ 9” square, that gave me a target.”

Realizing the amount of yarn that was needed, Stephen reached out to Red Heart to ask if they would sponsor his efforts. We said yes and agreed Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo was the perfect fit as it was an acrylic yarn that is durable, comes in lots of colors, and has 744 yards in one skein. .

“When Stephen reached out to us about going for the World Record, we were honored that he chose our yarn to make it happen!” said Carrie Leahew, Senior Consumer Marketing Manager, Red Heart Yarns.

Determination and lots of yarn got this yarn bomber to achieve his goal of obtaining the World Record for Largest Crocheted Granny Square. To see more pictures and videos, please visit

About Red Heart

Red Heart is proud to be America’s Favorite Yarn and one of the most trusted brands for knitters and crocheters. For 80 years, Red Heart has been at the center of joy-filled memories for the giver and the receiver of hand-made, one-of-a-kind creations given from the heart. Our wide selection of yarns are regularly used by by knitters or crocheters in the USA, and are the winner of the Women’s Choice Award for America’s most recommended yarn brand. With a suite of quality, trusted yarns and knitting and crochet supplies, along with over 3,000 free patterns to spark imagination, Red Heart’s mission is to inspire joy in each person it touches. The joy of making, the joy of giving, and the joy of receiving – Red Heart is at the center–giving you the supplies to create something special, handmade and long-lasting. For the Joy of It

About Stephen Duneier

Stephen Duneier, aka Yarnbomber, is an avid outdoorsman, logging well over 1,000 miles a year in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California. He hikes, bikes, runs, unicycles, goes barefoot and even uses jumping stilts to traverse the trails. With the permission and praise of the US Forest Service, Stephen uses large scale fiber art installations in the wilderness to draw people of all ages back to nature. Through social media and massive collaborative projects, which so far have involved nearly 700 contributing fiber artists from 41 countries and all 50 US states, he aims to build a global community of kind & creative people. Mr. Duneier’s artwork is represented by the world renowned art gallery, Sullivan

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