Having wood floors opened my eyes to how fast dust and hair can appear everywhere!! Buying box after box of dry and wet sheets for my Swiffer has been very expensive and yet I would still end up on my hands and knees hand washing the floors. Shortly after crocheting this YARNTASTIC cover for my Swiffer I had to try it out. I am amazed and in love! It not only does a fantastic job with dust and hair but it also gets all of the little things the sheets leave behind. This swiffer sweeper cover is machine washable, reversible, and reusable! Can it get much better than that??
Swiffer Sweeper Cover Crochet Pattern
CH – Chain
DC – Double CrochetFPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
Don't know how to do the FPDC or BPDC? Watch this video and you will! 🙂
4 ply Cotton Yarn (I used Peaches & Creme, a little more than one ball of yarn)
5 mm Crochet Hook
Row 1: CH 2, DC in third CH from hook, DC down the rest of the chain
Rows 2-41: Turn, CH2, *FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in the next stitch*
repeat from * across, DC in the last stitch
Fold crocheted rectangle on the 7th row from each end. Stitch the sides together creating a pocket on both ends.
I love this idea. I think I am going to have to try to make this. Thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome!!
This makes me wish I had not thrown out my Swiffer! 🙂
This might be a good reason to get a new one. lol 😉
This is great! I have a large hairy dog that I sweep up after constantly. I go through so many swiffer sheets and I was about to go back to the old school broom to save money, then I came across this! LOVE it! Thank you 🙂
I have a hairy dog too and with these wood floors it is so hard to keep up with his hair. My only problem is that I have only made one of these.. I need to make more but its always so hard to choose what to crochet next. lol
Place folded pieces of paper in a box/Jar WITH THE NAMES OF THE PROJECTS YOU WANT TO make on them… problem solved. I do this especially with the faster little projects I want to have on hand for little gifts.
I have a Newfoundland…definitely gonna make a few of these!
BTW – it’s voila, not wah-lah (pronounced vwalah)
Lol. I like Wah-Lah better. Both of my kids say it that way 🙂
Tiffany K. says
Ditto 🙂 Wah-Lah!!
Erin Allbright says
She used say in the proper form. Kids say. The kid says.
Kay Seiler says
Your spelling is correct, although the pronunciation (phonetically) is wah-lah. LOL It bugs me too.
Do you think this will fit and work with a swiffer wet jet also?
I do not have a wet jet to test it on to know for sure. If you find out, let me know! <3
It fits, it just needs a little modifying because of the holes that spray out the solution. I made one and noticed it hinders the spray. Making a new one where I am only tacking the ends of the one side so that the seams are open to allow for the sprayed solution to dispense correctly. Maybe that will work. 🙂
Yes it does work for a wet jet. I make for mine and it works great.
Could you clarify the pattern? You start Ch 23, then Row 1 you say to Ch 2 and dbl crochet in the 3rd chain. So is it Ch 25 and dbl crochet in the 3rd chain or is the Ch 2 an error. How many stitches are in each row of dbl crochet? Thanks!
If it says to CH 2, then CH 2. I have not worked this pattern in almost a year so I am not sure. Next time I work it I will write out everything a little better. Sorry for the confusion.
Might there a knit version?
No. I am sorry, I wish I could knit! 🙂
I’m very curious to read the results of someone trying this on the Wet Jet. Yarn tends to stretch when it’s wet so I’m wondering about it shifting around on the mop end when being used.
I wet mine and it works great but I do not use the wet jet.. just the regular Swiffer.
What do you use to wet your mop pad?
The patterns I have seen for the Wet Jet are similar but have a ch stitch tie or two across the short side to secure it a bit better.
Carolyn A Brown says
It looks like the cotton yarn (like you use for dish rags) is recommended & not yarn like a shawl.
I have made this, but revised the ends. I sc for the first 7 stiches and last 7 stitches (didn’t want to use more yarn than needed, hdc could also be used. Then I only attached one end of each side (reversed side on other end), crocheted tabs, attached lady bug buttons to end piece for the tabs to button to. (I was afraid ends would stretch out eventually……also this makes it easier for us senior citizens to put on). The friend I made it for absolutely loves it!
Do you have a picture of your finished product. I would love to see it please
Tara Dwyer says
Do you think this would also work with acrylic yarn? Thanks!
My concern with acrylic is its ability to absorb water and the yarn pulling and fuzzing.
Janet Austin says
This looks fantastic, I have had the same trouble and you can go through a lot of pads, I have 4 rooms I use them in this is going to be a life saver. Thank you so much for sharing.
Donna Dessin says
I love it thank you
I’m making this now for my Wet Jet. I am also using the new scrubber yarn (found at Joann’s), double stranding. I think 42 rows may be too long for the wet jet. I’ll repost with picture and how well the scrub yarn works.
Lisa Graham says
Will this also work for a steam mop?
I see it’s been awhile since you posted this pattern, but I just found it and have a question.
You say to DC in the last stitch… So am I supposed to stop with into the last post with a bpdc and then do the DC? OR do I end with a FPDC, skip the last post as just do the DC?
I know it’s been a whole since this question was asked., but others may have the same question. This is not my pattern but based on what I’m reading. Your row should have the chain 2, 18 alternating front and back post stitches and a double crochet at the end.
Cotton Yarn ✔️
Make many ✔️
Thank you so much!
Melody Johnson says
I am wondering how much the cotton yarn/cover shrinks when washing.
How many inches does 42 rows turn out to be ?
I have the original swiffer and have been using it for mopping with the wet cloths that you attach (not the swiffer wet jet). Does anyone have any good suggestions for a cleaning solution to use on laminate floors to use with this mop pad pattern?
What is the finished size?
Martina Mitchem says
This is awesome, but how can I modify this for the extra large Swiffer?
Question. How do you wash the used pads? I tried throwing it in the washing machine but it still had a bunch of dust & hair stuck to it afterwards. is it because I used acrylic yarn instead of cotton?