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Crocheting 85% Cotton Covers Made Dust

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.


“Splash” Dyed Cotton Yarn

Here are some 4 inch diameter coasters and a 9 1/2 inch trivet done in Premier Home 85%cotton, 15% polyester #4 yarn, made by Premier Home.   I like the uneven mottled effects that they give, and working with them is fun.  The stitches are all single crochet, double crochet, or treble crochet, with a size H hook.

DSC07514 Clockwise from the 11:30 o’clock  position are: Flamingo Splash, Sahara Splash, Tangerine Splash, Olive Splash, Denim Splash, Violet Splash, and Honeydew Splash.  The trivet is done in Ocean Splash.  Of their “Splashes”, I am only missing Grey Splash.

DSC07516 A Violet Splash closeup.

So many cotton blends are available on the market, I am exploring those of Premier Home, right now.  I like their bright colors, and some other aspects of their cotton blend #4 yarns.  This is a record of their “Splash” yarns.