Ta Da...my version of a swiffer cloth, crochet style.
Years ago, I was sick of paying ridiculous prices for swiffer cloths and had made a swiffer "cloth" for myself. The cloth has taken a beating so I decided to make a new one. (And to share the pattern with anyone who wants it.)
Okay, the term "pattern" is used loosely. Anyone can do this if they can crochet!
Supplies for two pads:
Size "K" crochet hook
2 balls cotton yarn. I like Peaches and Cream since I can find it at wally world.
tapestry needle and scissors
Chain 22 loosely, turn
Row 1: HDC across.
Row 2-11 HDC across in BACK LOOPS ONLY. This is what gives you the nice ridges to catch dirt.
Fasten off, weave in ends and use!
Easy Peasy as the saying goes.
Simply stuff the crochet cloth into the holes where the swiffer cloth goes. Be careful when removing afterwards so the stitches don't grab. I've been using mine for about 5 years without a problem but I am mindful.
see the ridges? Dirt snatchers!
and just to prove it works, I pulled a dirty one out of the wash to show you.
That being said, if you use acrylic yarn, the stretching doesn't hamper the cleaning ability, it just doesn't hold it's shape as well.
By the way, has this happened to you yet?
If you make a crocheted pad, it won't slow you down one bit. The regular cloths need a pad to help slide across the floor, crocheted ones don't because they are thick.