Sunday, 22 April 2012

Crochet Swiffer Cover Pattern and Tutorial

Happy Earth Day everyone! In celebration, I decided to come up with a pattern for a reusable swiffer cover, to prevent excess waste from using disposable liners. It's very easy and a beginner should be able to manage it.

Swiffer Cover Pattern

You'll need:



Worsted weight cotton yarn (I used less than one ball of Lily Peaches and Cream.)
H hook
Yarn needle.

Abbreviations:
HDC: Half double crochet
SC: single crochet
Ch: Chain

Make a chain that measures 15 inches long. For me this was 57 stitches, but it will vary based on your gauge.

Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook. Hdc in each remaining stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-14: Hdc in each st across. Ch1, turn. Repeat this row, until you piece is 4 1/2 inches tall.

When it measures 15 inches by 4 1/2 inches, you are done repeating rows.

Fold over each end by 2 1/2 inches.



Putting hook between both layers, sc to the edge. 3 sc in corner stitch. Sc down the side and 3sc in next corner. Working through both layers again, sc all the way along the long side. In the middle you will only be going through one layer. 3sc in corner, and sc up side. 3sc in corner and again sc through both layers. Sl in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy cleaning, and Happy Earth Day!!!






28 comments:

  1. Thank you! Love this! My fiance has been bugging me to find a homemade variety for our swiffer. I know my project for tonight ;-)

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  2. sweet am making this now that i found a pattern was going to throw y swifter away but now i don't have to yeah

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  3. I've just made one myself. Thanks for the simple and easy pattern.

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  4. Is this a dry swiffer or wet swiffer? Could I use it for both :) thanks so much for the tutorial!

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    1. That depends. Yes and no. So if you use lilys sugar and cream;cotton yarn, you can use it as a wet one or dry. However, I would suggest to use the cotton as a wet mop as it picks up dirt and dust a lot better, it will not pick up as well dry. But if you make one cotton for wet, and one of this micro fiber fleece crochet yarn, it will pick up all the dust better as a dry mop. Hope I was able to help.

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  5. Thank you. I don't use a swiffer ,but I'd love to share this idea. The swiffer bottles are reusable too. You dip them in HOT water for ten seconds twist off lid, then clip off the locking tabs with nail clippers. Voila!

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  6. I found this pattern to be too small...I ended up with a baby Swiffer cover lol! I did use acrylic yarn so not sure if that was the reason. I also tend to be a tighter crocheter but my cover was about 5 inches too short.

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    1. Measure your beginning chain, make sure it is 15 inches long when somewhat stretched, regardless how many stitches.

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    2. For better results use cotton yarn.

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    3. Check the guage of your pattern. If your work is to small try using a larger hook than the pattern suggests. I crochet tight as well and most of the time I find I have to use a larger hook to obtain the proper gauge.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! On my 4th one, so far they have all fit perfectly. Great wet or dry. My family loves them too. And quick to make and a easy pattern to follow!!

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  8. What a great idea! Thanks

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  9. Is this for wet or dry I need to make some of these if its for wet floor. Great idea idea.

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    1. I'm going to use it with my wet swiffer. May have to adjust to make sure the soap holes can be sprayed on floor

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    2. I'm going to use it with my wet swiffer. May have to adjust to make sure the soap holes can be sprayed on floor

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  10. Going to see what I have in the cotton yarn now! Ready to roll!

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  11. Ran across this today and had to make one. This is easy to make and it works great. I love cotton anything!! Very eco-friendly. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I can't make one ,but would be glad to buy one from someone if not too expensive.

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  13. I can't wait to try this pattern

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  14. I use my dry swiffer to mop as well and this works well. I spray the floor and then scrub with this.

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  15. new to Pinterest and just found this pattern. Found another co worker who crochets and we are making a bunch to give out on Earth Day. Love this idea. Pattern very easy to follow. Thank you so much

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  16. Juanita LaBorde27 July 2016 at 03:00

    Thank you I will definitely be making this pattern today.

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  17. does anyone have a knitting pattern for this?

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  18. This is so funny. I have been trying to find this specific color yarn to finish a blanket lol

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  19. Just made one today. Used cotton yarn and followed the instructions exactly. Works and fits perfect. Can not thank you enough for such a great and practice project. I plan to make more for myself and give to friends.

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