Reusable Swiffer Pad: Free Crochet Pattern!

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UPDATE!!  If you’re not a crocheter, these are now available for sale in my store!  

Update #2!!  Reusable Swiffer WET JET Pad Crochet Pattern NOW AVAILABLE Here!

I am not a greenie.

Honestly, if it fit into our budget, I’d use disposable diapers, paper plates, and paper towels all the time.  Those items add up quickly though and so…we use cloth diapers, regular plates, and wash rags most of the time.  This Reusable Swiffer Pad began as an effort to find a cheaper way to clean, but I would NEVER go back!  They work SO much better than the disposable pads!  Those things pretty much just push dirt around…barely…  They leave a LOT behind.  The wet pads don’t do a great job either.

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When I use these pads dry, they work a lot like a broom.  They don’t pick up TONS of stuff and I end up using a dust pan, but I feel like they catch a lot more than a broom does.  But I REALLY love to use them wet!  I just wet the pad down with water, go around with cleaning solution in a spray bottle, spray the floor, and wipe with the wet Swiffer.  It cleans SO well!

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I’ve sold a few of these and am willing to sell more if you’re not the crafty type, but I thought (since it’s my birthday today), that I’d share the pattern with all of you!


Below is the pattern.  If you’d like the printable PDF, you can purchase it in my store for just $0.99!

First, two videos that might help.

No Chain Foundation Row Video

Puff Stitch Video  I use the second method in this video.

Materials:
Hook size H
Worsted weight yarn

How to make the Puff Stitch: *Yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop to height of row* 4 times, working into the same st each time, until there are 9 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 8 loops, yo and pull through last two loops on hook.

Row 1: No Chain Foundation Row: 50 stitches, chain 2, turn

Work the rest of the project in back loops only

Row 2: 50 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 3: 10 hdc, *3 hdc, 1 Puff* 7 times, 12 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 4: 50 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 5: 11 hdc *1 Puff, 3 hdc* 7 times, 11 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 6: 50 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 7: 10 hdc, *3hdc, 1 Puff* 7 times, 12 hdc, chain 2, turn

Row 8: 50 hdc, chain 3, turn

Row 9: 50 dc, fasten off

Fold over ends overlapping 10 stitches and stitch shut.  You can either do this with a whip stitch or by single crocheting all the way around.  I like the finished look of the single crochets.

And that’s it!  Quick and easy!  When you’re done, it’ll look too small to fit on your Swiffer, but it’s stretchy and should fit snugly.

Enjoy!

(Please do not publish this pattern on your own site or claim that it was written by you.  If you’d like to sell items made with this pattern, please include my website on the tag or give credit in some way.  Thanks!)

Click Here to purchase the Reusable Swiffer Pad Pattern PDF for just $0.99!

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  1. Thank you and I just signed up for your newsletter.

  2. Thanks for this! Another one that I liked required an Etsy purchase, but this one looks even better. :) I was wondering, though, if you do use the foundation double crochet in the video or if you use a foundation half double crochet since the other rows contain hdc’s? Do you think it would be okay to do the foundation hdc instead of foundation dc? Thanks!

    • I use the foundation dc so that the first and last rows are dc rows. (Row 9 is also dc.) You could use hdc on the first and last rows, but it would probably come out a little small that way. It fits almost perfectly like this, so I don’t know that it would work well to go with a smaller stitch. Unless you crochet more loosely than I do which is a possibility! :) You could always try it and add a border if it looks like it’s going to be too small.

  3. cindy andrews says:

    Thank you for the pattern. Did you use a cotton yarn like for dish clothes or like Red Heart?

    • I just used whatever I have on hand. Some might have been cotton, some might have been acrylic. Most were scraps I was given, so I don’t even know what they are. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have been searching for it for a while. Just made a cover and love it.

  5. I loved making it! Thank you thank you thank you! I will be sure to put your info on each one I give to friends!

  6. Emma Jantz says:

    Hi! I have a question regarding size…do you have measurements for how big it should be? I’m a very loose crocheter and if I make this I want to make sure it fits properly! Thanks!

    Emma

  7. I finished a Swiffer cover tonight while listening to Netflix … It came out great! Thank you for a well written pattern.

  8. Fantastic! Do you think they’re better with all cotton fibre or acrylic/cotton?

    • I honestly don’t know. :) I’m not picky about my rags! Cotton might pick up better, but acrylic yarn can be so varied, I wouldn’t rule out using it either.

  9. Amy Tokazowski says:

    I love this product. I have hardwood floors and lots of dog hair and as such I swifter 2 or 3 times a day. These swifter covers are better than the ones you buy in the store. With all the dog hair I would be going through a box every day or two. I use the ones I made from this pattern, vacuum the dog hair off and then reuse later in the day or the next day. When I do laundry I throw them in and they are good as new. I have made six of them. Thank you so much for this pattern.

  10. I would really like to download this pattern, I am unable to checkout as I am a Canadian resident. Is there anyway around this?

  11. Can you email me the pattern for this? I went thru the order process but can’t get past that last cell on my mobile. Appreciate it!

  12. I just made a shower puff, and have a little left over from that skein of yarn as well as several other things from my stash. I think I’ll use them for my first one to see how I like it, and then maybe I’ll be more particular about what yarn I use. I’m glad to know others asked about acrylic vs. cotton, as I’m going to start with acrylic. I’m sure cotton will probably pick up more, but it will be a fun project to try out.

  13. I just finished your pattern using good old kitchen cotton.. So I wanted to make a note for those who asked.. I actually had to do 16 rows (So I did rows 2-8 twice) to make it nearly big enough to fit. The length was perfect, but needed to double the rows.

    • Hm…did you single crochet instead of double and half double? I’ve never heard from anyone having to double the pattern before! Or are you a super tight crocheter?

  14. I am going to try this out! We just moved I to a house with no carpet and my swiffer has become my new friend. I have an XL swiffer, so I assume I would double the length? I am going to try it out, and adjust as I go

  15. About what measurement should the final product be? I made one, but I am not near a swiffer to confirm that mine will fit. I love this pattern and I’m making one for my BFF who has a kitchen in her classroom! Thank you!

    • I’m sorry, but I’m not exactly sure! I actually sold my Swiffer at a garage sale a while back. :/ I hope it works out!

  16. Works great on the new laminate flooring! Thank you so much for the pattern!

  17. Would this pattern still work if I chain 50 and then DC? I am having a lot of trouble with the no chain foundation. Thank you :)

  18. Im curious why worsted weight yarn is used, you would think you would want something cotton that would absorb, dust or liquid if your sweeping or mopping. When you say worsted weight, are you talking like sweater yarn? i had planned on the cotton yarn that you woudl make wash cloths out of .

    • Worsted weight just refers to the weight of the yard, not the material it’s made of. It refers to a weight of yarn that is heavier/thicker than dk, sport weight, or baby weight yarn, but lighter/thinner than bulky or chunky yarn. I have used both acrylic and cotton yarn to make these. The cotton is most absorbent, but even the acrylic works better than the disposable pads that come with the swiffer. :) I hope that helps!

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