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Crocheted Swiffer Cover

I love to use my Swiffer, but I hate the disposable covers. So last night I made a pattern out of 100% cotton yarn, that fits on a swiffer. I thought some here might be able to use it. Its machine washable, and it works great.

Re-usable Swiffer Cover

Size I hook and Sugar n Cream yarn - any color (its a *really* good use for scraps)

Measure your swiffer width, and add 4 inches. (my swiffer is 10 inches across.. so I crocheted 14 inches worth).

Chain 18 st. In the second ch from hook, sc in each st - 17 st across.
Repeat this row until you reach your measurement. I stretched mine out before I measured, because the cotton stretches as is, and I wanted a snug fit.

Fold over short edges 2 inches on each side(wrong sides together), and sew the edges closed, so the cover can slip on your swiffer and stay on securely.


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Aug. 12th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
What a terrific idea! And please, please, please post this in the crochetcrochet community! They would love it! Thank you!
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Huh. It really picks up dirt and dust as well as the disposable pads? I might have to try knitting one.
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)


I just crochet faster than I knit. And it works better at grabbing stuff, beecause its more course.
Aug. 12th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's great. Thank you! I'm going to try using it with my Swiffer Wetjet, perhaps with a vinegar solution, as well.
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I *just* used the cover to mop the kitchen floor, and it worked GREAT. I have been using a washcloth over it, but this works so much better.
Aug. 15th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity-- have you used a knitted one too? How much better is the crochetted version? Is it a huge difference?
Aug. 12th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Cool! Maybe I'll buy a swiffer...
Aug. 12th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Cool idea! Thanks!
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Aug. 13th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
where do you get this microfiber cloth?
Aug. 12th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
you RAWK!
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
Aug. 13th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Being someone who has no idea how to crochet and lacks the time to learn how at the moment.... are you interested in selling one of these things? If so, how much?
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Sure. I would be happy too.. how about $5 each? I would think they would last forever and a day. Email me at swaller(at)gmail.com .
Aug. 13th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
this is an awesome idea! i'm a knitter, not a crocheter, but i love this. :) I personally use old, worn out cloth diapers with my swiffer.
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Did you see the link to the knitted pattern in the above comment?
Aug. 14th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
i do now! once i have some stash yarn collected, i'll try it out.
Aug. 13th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
My floor guy recommended that I buy a swiffer but I just can't do it... I loathe disposable products, but if I could find a resuable cover for it, I just may be tempted.
Aug. 13th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
A project to crochet like this would be really simple, if you would like to learn. If not, I am offering to make them for $5 each. They would last for a while. Also, you can just use washcloths with them.
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