Easy Crochet Mop Cover - A Free Pattern and Tutorial




Earlier in the week I shared with you my tutorial for the Crunch Stitch, and today I have a fun and re-usable pattern to go with it!

I love to use my sweeper mop because of how easy it is. When I ran out of the disposable cloths that came with it I didn't want to buy more.

I wanted to make something I could re-use. I googled for patterns and didn't find what I had pictured in my head to use.

There are so many great patterns out there, but my favorite stitch for washing and scrubbing is the crunch stitch. So I decided to make my own.

The texture in the crunch stitch is why I love it for cleaning and the look of the uniformed stitches is an extra bonus.

There are few stitches involved making it a great project to whip up quickly while watching your favorite show.

Because they make up fast and affordably they make great gifts and inventory for a craft fair!

Below I have used 24/7 Cotton by Lion Brand, but I have also used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby for them in the past. They both have a great color selection, the yarn doesn't fade as much or as quickly as others I've tried, and it's nice and soft to work with. I used one skein to make one mop cover and still had 1/4 of the skein left over!

When completed, these mop covers measure 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. 

To add a little extra flair I wrapped mine in these fun printable labels from The Knotty Boss! They make it perfect for giving as a gift or displaying in your shop/craft fair!

 



Pattern

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You may make and sell items made from this pattern but please do not sell, share or reproduce the actual pattern. If you sell finished items online (Etsy, etc) please provide a link to the pattern and credit to me as the designer, thank you. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

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Materials - 

- 130 yards of worsted cotton yarn
- 4mm crochet hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle to sew/weave in ends
- Stitch markers (optional, they can come in handy to keep rows even)



US Abbreviations -


Ch - Chain
HDC - Half double crochet
Sl st - Slip stitch
SC - Single crochet


Gauge -


22 rows should be a 5" x 5" square, adjust your hook size accordingly if your sample swatch is a different size (Example: Try going up a hook size if your swatch is smaller; Go down a hook size if your swatch is bigger.)


Mop Cover-

Chain 25


Row 1: *HDC in the 2nd ch from your hook, sl st in the next*, *repeat until the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (24 stitches)

NOTE- Each row will always start with an HDC and end with a slip stitch. It can be handy to put a stitch marker in the last stitch of each row, this way when you reach the end you will easily see where your last stitch will go.

Row 2: *HDC in the first stitch, sl st in the next*, *repeat until the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (24 stitches) 

 



Rows 3-76: Repeat row 2

Your work should measure 16 inches long by 5 inches wide. Do not fasten off, continue with border below.


Border- SC around each of the four sides of your work, completing 2 SC in each corner.

Assembly -


Fold each side in 3 inches and sew the edges together to create a pocket. I sewed down through the stitches and back up the next to give it a nice layered look. Weave in your ends.
 

 


Your mop cover is complete! My favorite way to use mine is to spray a small amount of my favorite cleaner onto the floor in front of me and then mop right over!

I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Feel free to tag me on Instagram, I'd love to see your mop covers!

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    1. my daughter in law seen these and asked me if I could make them. I am going to make her several for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!!

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    2. I just recently got my first swifter. However I have a steam cleaner that has the same type of head for mopping the floors. The pads for the steam cleaner are reusable terrycloth fabric that requires velcro to stay in place. However, I have been wanting something that slips on to stay in place rather than velcro and the little push ins on the swifter. So today I am starting this right now and of course going to be making some for mopping and some for dusting.

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  2. How do you get it on if you sew up both sides?

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    1. Slip the mop in one side at a time, it will have enough stretch to slide with ease :)

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    2. Each side is only sewn 3 inches in allowing enough room to slide on and to help it stay on.

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  3. Can it be used to wash floors?Not just dust mop?

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    1. Yes! I primarily use mine to wash my floors, I spray my cleaner onto the floor in front of me as I go. Others have shared that they sometimes spray the mop cover with cleaner and then mop :)

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  4. I'm making this one for myself.The next few will be for my family and friends.

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  5. I have looked at many covers for the swiffer mop cover and so far, this one SEEMS to be the easiest. She uses LESS stitches and easy stitches. Anyone can make a slip stitch and a 1/2 double crochet stitch is what it says. It is 1/2 of a double crochet stitch. THANK YOU for finally making a swiffer mop cover that I can understand. I have been away from crocheting for a very long time, but my new ceramic tile floors are driving me crazy trying to keep them clean and also not going broke TRYING to keep them clean! When you have 2 dogs, it is twice the love and also twice as many feet to get floors dirty and especially after a LONG winter such as we had here in WI. Buying the yarn today and hope to get a couple covers from each skein. Again, THANK YOU!

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  6. I love this. Thank you for sharing. I have a question. Since it's made out of cotton yarn, will it shrink once it's washed and dried?

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    1. Hi Patty! Yes, mine did shrink 1/2 of an inch but the stretch that the Cotton has allows mine to still fit and function just right :)

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  7. Love this, I recently moved into a small one bedroom with hardwood floors and wanted reusable dust/mop pads. Thanks so much for sharing, already started on some for myself and my mother!

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed them :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to be making a few of them��

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    1. I was thinking the same thing...I love scrubby yarn for cleaning purposes...great for ceramic floors but might be too rough for wood floors

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  10. Thank you for sharing this. It looks so pretty, could be made from different types of yarn to suit specific purposes, cotton for cleaning, fluffy /angora style wool yarn for dusting etc... can’t wait to try it!

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  11. Is there a video for this anywhere? I'm having a hard time visualizing how to do hdc, sl st, hdc, sl st, etc....

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    1. Here is a great video tutorial by Olivia with Hopeful Honey!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBT_sQP4fsQ

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  12. Hi Stephanie, our father has given us daily task to do which is divided between we both sisters, my sister do the dishes and I clean the home everyday, with the help of crochet I guess it would be easy for me to clean the floor, I don't know hot to sew it but will ask my mom to do it for me, thanks for your tip! :)

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  13. These look amazing, Stephanie! I'm going to make myself a few of them. Spring cleaning is upon us! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  14. Will the still work if I use acrylic yarn instead of cotton?
    Great pattern though! :)

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    1. Hi Farah! I haven't tried it with acrylic, it may not wash as nicely as the cotton. So glad you enjoyed the pattern!

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    2. I made mine with acrylic, it stretches too much and will not stay on mop. When washed it does not shrink back. I'll make mine with cotton next time. I love the pattern. I gave one to my sister and she loves it.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. I love this pattern of hdc and slst. It looks really nice and makes it more durable. Of course I adjust the length and width according to the size of the mop ��

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