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Mop or Sweeper Cover

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Instead of using disposable covers, crochet an economical reusable cover for your flat mop, sweeper or duster. The cover easily slips on and off for cleaning. For the knit version of this cover, see the Mop Cover Knitting Pattern.

See this pattern and more in 23 Free Flower Crochet Patterns and Other Girly Crochet Projects.

Crochet Mop Cover

Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream Ombres (56.7 g/2 oz/ 86 m/95 yds) #00133 (Shaded Denim) 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Instructions:

Main Piece
Ch 37.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 36 sc.
**2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loop only of each sc, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Fasten off.**

Sides (make 2).
Ch 12.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 11 sc.
Rep from ** to ** as for Main Piece.

Join Sides to Main Piece: Place 1 Side at each end of Main Piece and pin outer edges tog. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc around outer edge (through both thicknesses of Side and Main Piece at each end), working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Note: Slip each end around the dusting tool’s base. When one side is soiled, flip the side pockets inside-out and use the opposite side to keep cleaning! The ridge stitch design helps trap dirt.

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This is a clever idea. Good way to use up some scraps and save a few bucks too.

Awesome idea! Can't wait to make!

I LOVE THIS pattern! I saw it do with the knitting but I don't knit, so I tried to work up my own pattern for it. Did ok but I like this one better! I dislike single crochet so I used a hdc and love it. Thanks a lot!

love it.... i've made one already.. and want to make a couple of more.... use up some of my older yarns...

What a great idea. Saves you money and no doubt will pick up dust feathers as well as the store bought covers.

I made the swiffer mop cover, made one for me and my Mom, she loves that thing, sure is a lot cheaper than buying those swiffeer things...I'll be making some more for sure......love this site !!

forgot to say this is a great site thanks to all concerned.

I love this idea .Why didnt I ever think of this?. the pattern is easily adjusted for bigger mops

Even better: a crochet version! Thanks again. When it comes to knitting versus crocheting these are my thoughts: I like both but my stitches are uneven and with crochet that is less noticeable. Knitting is slower, and I have little patience and like to finish projects fast. Often results of knitting are softer and prettier; crocheted items appear to have more "body". On the whole I prefer crocheting, but wish I could knit better, prettier, more evenly. Do you ever think that the way a person's stitches look may reflect an aspect of their personality? In some ways I am like my stitches: uneven, but colorful and often original.

This is listed as a knitted project, but is in fact crocheted. Oversight? It could be adapted to be knit, however, by one who is experienced in such. Great idea, just in wrong category.

very easy and quick to make. Good job!

I crocheted this item exactly to the directions. I gave it to a friend to try and she returned it to me stating that it did not fit her sweeper; stating that it was almost two inches too short in the length.

To alschoice (olschoice? I couldn't read it well, sorry!), Here's the knitted version: http://www.favecrafts.com/Kitchen-Knits/Duster-or-Mop-Cover-Knitting-Pattern The link wasn't a great one, but it went to the knitting page, and I just searched "mop cover" from there! Janice

I couldn't find the knitting version of this pattern. Any help?

My husband thought I had completely lost my mind when I was playing around making a mop cover - had not seen a pattern - just wanted to use up some scraps. Made with peaches & cream so you can wash and dry it in the machine. Wool would work also, but you would have to lay flat to dry, natural lanolin should be OK for most floor. Don't want to slip and fall.

What an easy idea!!! I will make one for myself and two daughters with my scrap sugar yarns tonight!!! A GREAT money saver, too!!! Thank you! debi

I really like making these mop covers and they wash up very nice. I did modify the pattern by doing the following. I crocheted the rows across to make the piece as long as the pattern is with the top side pieces added. Then I folded those over the top and whip stitched them to stay in place. This way I can alter the cover width as I wish for other mop brands.

This would be a great item for someone who has a stand at craft shows. Let the sales begin!

I finally crocheted the sweeper cover and I love it! I am able to use scrap yarn that I have saved and it only took minutes to crochet. It worked perfectly on my dark wood floors. I am on my 2nd one today and plan to make more for my grown daughters.

This is better than the free knitted pattern I got at a Joannes. I think I'll improve on my knitted ones by crocheting the ends closed. It's an improvement on the knitted version and they can still be reversed before washing. Thanks!

brilliant idea.cheaper than refills.make them up with scraps of wool any colour.

I liked this crocheted mop cover so much I made 3. After making the first one -- checking fit and measurements, I made the next 2 as one whole unit. These is always one on the sweeper ready for a quick mop. Dolores

I love this , as it is much less costly then buying the refills for these. Will be making them for myself and grown daughters. Caprice

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