Recently I crocheted these two covers, one for an infant in a seat, and one for a young girl.
This newborn blanket is 22 inches by 29 inches and weighs a little over 13.5 ounces or about seven, two-ounce skeins of yarn.
This blanket is 6 feet 5 inches by 4 feet 1 inch, and weighs a 5 pounds 8 ounces, after washing in hot water and drying on hot in the dryer. The dyes are color fast with washing and drying in hot water, and in a hot dryer. (This was about forty-four two ounce skeins.)
It was fun to work on this, and combine colors, but I learned that this yarn makes a lot of dust, which got on my clothes, rendering them un-presentable in a few minutes, piling up on the floor in little dust bunnies, and caused one of us to sneeze heavily, and repeatedly.
Then I finished these projects , we vacuumed up the dust, and then I stopped crocheting with this yarn inside the house. The heavy sneezing stopped.
This yarn is 85% cotton, 15% polyester. I believe these are OK to use after washing and drying in the dryer.
I attribute the dust creation to the yarn manufacture with short lower quality cotton fibers. I attribute the health effects to my working rather intensively on these projects, because we did not notice this before, when I did smaller projects with this yarn. Our home was a little like factory with poor air conditions because of this.
I think using a higher grade cotton yarn will not create so much dust. And I’ll use up this yarn outside.