Duster or Mop Cover


Duster or Mop Cover

Knit a reusable and thus more economical cover for your duster or flat mop with this knitting pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream. The cover can easily be taken off for cleaning. For the crochet version of this cover, see the Mop Cover Crochet Pattern.

You can find this beginner knit pattern, along with several other easy knitting patterns, in our free eBook, Learn How to Knit for Beginners:  27 Easy Knitting Patterns.

Knit Mop Cover


  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream Stripes (56.7 g/2 oz/ 86 m/95 yds) #21712 (Lime Stripes) 1 ball
  • Kniting Needles: Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Tension: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


Main Piece
Cast on 42 sts.
**1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and 3rd rows: Purl.
4th row: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows for pat until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Cast off.**

Sides (make 2).
Cast on 14 sts.
Rep from ** to ** as for Main Piece.

Join Sides to Main Piece: Place 1 Side at each end of Main Piece and sew outer edges tog.


: 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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I made one of these in crochet -single crochet, stitching into the back loop - like you would to make ribbing on a hat or mitten. Made it in one piece lengthwise and folded and stitched the ends. The grooves really pick up a ton of dust and dirt. I shake it out and reuse till it gets really gross then just throw it in the wash.

Hi there, Thanks so much for your comment - so glad this pattern worked out for you! Happy crocheting!

Very clever, and "green". I am going to make some! Thanks!

this is great going to buy some cotton & make some of these save money on buying the cloths for them! Great idea!

Cute...however, how does this stay on? When knitting gets wet, it stretches out and I can see this bunching up and not working correctly.

Why not make the thing one piece for a total of 70 stitches (42 for the base and 14 for each side) rather than three (3) separate pieces? I would make one long piece, then fold over the two ends and close the edges. I don't understand why three pieces are made? Can anyone give a good reason?

I had the same thought and question. I like your idea better - saves time. It could be done either lengthwise or horizontally. The 14 stitches for each end could be made in a different pattern, just to look cool. I'm going to try your idea.

I LOVE this pattern. I was spendling lots of money on cloths for my swifter. I made one of these in an hour tried it immedially its so wonderful. I have a coctail bird who makes a mess dailly. I made like a dozen of these is different colors they wash great too. Now I can have a clean one each day just wash them. Geat Idea.

I love all the ideas in Fave Crafts, so many to choose from. had to choose chich ones as they are so many.

Good question. To see who designed the pattern, check out the by line right under the title. This pattern was designed by a yarn manufacturer, Lily Sugar N' Cream. We publish manufacturer patterns with permission. Hope you enjoy! =) -FaveCrafts Editor, Caley

What a brilliant idea! Was this the creation of a subscriber or are all the patterns and crafts from Favecrafts.com?


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