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Mop or Sweeper Cover



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.

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Crochet Mop Cover


  • 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.


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.

bobbylonardo 5014399

Awesome idea! Can't wait to make!

sk48fan 2298492

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!

idahodogpurple 0216690

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

InnDeeWagon 5054004

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

pede 8619833

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 !!

cacb24 4318246

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

jackiebarrett49 5805912

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

jackiebarrett49 5805912

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.

nyloracshadow 5170946

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