Reusable Swiffer Mop Cover
And just like that… It’s Friday again! And it’s a long weekend to boot!
I hope you all had a great week and have some fun plans for this Labor Day weekend. I am supposed to be painting the exterior of my house. The weather forecast is kind off iffy, so if there is rain I will have to hold off on my painting plans.
If you don’t have anything fun going on this weekend I’ve got a simple and fast crochet project for you. If you know some basic crochet stitches you can make this Swiffer Mop 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.
1 Skein of cotton yarn
1 4.5 mm crochet hook or whatever size corresponds to the yarn you are working with
1 Swiffer mop
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: