Learn how to make a reusable crochet Swiffer cover. You can use this crochet cloth wet or dry and after washing it with the rest of your laundry, you can use it over and over again. Learn how to make this eco-friendly reuseable Swiffer cover in just a few hours.
How do you make a crochet Swiffer cover?
I've got a simple and fast crochet project for you. If you know some basic crochet stitches you can make this Swiffer cover in about an hour (or less if you're a speedy hooker)
Why on earth would you want to make your own mop head cover? Well, because it's eco-friendly and saves you money by not having to buy disposable Swiffer pads. This mop cover actually works really well because the crochet texture helps to scrub the floor and clean up messes. For this project you want to make sure you are using cotton yarn and not acrylic because cotton will absorb water better.
Are Swiffer Wet Jet Pads reusable?
Unfortunately no. While they are cheap and super convenient they are not reusable or good for the environment. Why not make your own reusable ones instead and save yourself some money and help the environment at the same time?
Are Swiffer pads biodegradable?
No they are not. If you are cleaning your home on a regular base with Swiffer pads, cloths or dusters then there are a ton of these little polyester scraps filling up the landfill.
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Supplies for Crochet Swiffer Cover
- 1 Skein of medium cotton yarn
- 1 4.5 mm crochet hook or whatever size corresponds to the yarn you are working with
- 1 Swiffer mop or Swiffer type mop.
Directions for Swiffer Mop Cover
To make the mop cover you need to start by crocheting a big square that you will fold over and then sew the sides up.
Measure the size of you mop. Mine was 12" x 6" so I crocheted a 12" square. I used a double crochet stitch for the entire square. If you don't know how to crochet, I recommend checking out a couple of tutorials on YouTube. This is how I am learning and once you have mastered the basic stitches there are so many cool things you can make.
Fold the square so that the two ends meet and just slightly overlap each other, then "sew" up the sides using a slip stitch to secure them.
Tie off the ends and weave them into the mop cover. I flipped mine inside out because I thought it looked a little nicer.
Place on your Swiffer Mop head and you are ready to get cleaning. You can either wet the cover under your faucet and then place it on the Swiffer or, keep it dry and spray some cleaner on the floor where you have a sticky mess and then scrub with the crochet cover.
You will have a lot of yarn left over from this project. You can either make more mop head covers or try one of my other crochet projects.
How do you make the Swiffer Mop cleaning solution?
- Remove the cap from your empty Swiffer bottle. If it is difficult to remove try using adjustable pliers and popping the cap off.
- Add equal parts of water and distilled vinegar until almost full.
- Squeeze just a couple of drops of dish soap into the bottle.
- Replace cap.
- Shake to mix.
- 1 Skein of cotton yarn.
- 1 5mm crochet hook
- Chain 35
- Turn chain and double crochet into each of the 35 stitches.
- Turn after each row, skip the first stitch and double crochet into the rest of the row until you get to the end.
- Repeat steps two and three until you get a square approx 16 inches long or about 50 rows.
- Fold both sides of the square over so that the square is now a rectangle that is 12x6 inches.
- Slip stitch the ends closed but leave a slit in the top so the Swiffer head can be inserted.
- Tie off ends and weave in.
- Use your Swiffer mop cover.
Use cotton yarn. You should be able to make several covers from one skein.