UPDATE!! If you’re not a crocheter, these are now available for sale in my store!
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! We love our Swiffer, but I wasn’t thrilled with the disposable pads. These reusable covers 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.
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.
Puff Stitch Video I use the second method in this video.
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.
(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!)