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Dāna Blanket

Caterpillar Knits
Crochet
January 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
27" (68.5 cm) long x 29½" (75 cm) wide
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Dāna is a pali word for generosity or giving—specifically the act of unconditional generosity without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

This granny square blanket is made by crocheting granny squares in three different sizes, then sewing them together. A border is added to the blanket after all the squares are sewn.

Pattern includes written and charted instructions for the granny squares, and a diagram for assembly. All crochet terms are American.

Finished Size
27” (68.5 cm) long
29½” (75 cm) wide

Yarn
Berroco Remix (100% recycled fibers; 216 yards/100 grams)
#3996 Poppy (A),
#3930 Smoke (B),
#3960 Strawberry (C),
#3991 Juniper (D),
#3901 Birch (E): 1 skein each;
or about 200 yards A, 202 yards B, 207 yards C, 212 yards D and 40 yards E in a comparable earth friendly yarn.

Crochet Hook
One size J/10 (6 mm) hook
Or size to obtain gauge.

Tapestry needle
Blocking wires (optional)

Gauge
Large Motif = approx 3¾” (9.5 cm) square.