Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login

Crochet Swoofer (Free Pattern)

Crafts January 1, 2016

Crochet Swoofer (Free Pattern)

Ever think about how much money we spend on replacement cleaning items? There are so many plastic, chemical components to our cleaning routines that we can afford to quit replacing and make our own, cleaner options. One of these simple replacements is to trade out the quickly-used, often expensive cleaning pads for a crocheted cover that can be washed and re-used over and over again. It’s so easy, and you’ll save money and the environment by not having to throw out store-bought refills after one use.

It’s really that easy. With a free pattern, some cotton yarn and a hook, and an hour or so, you can crochet up two or three of these and have them ready for your next cleaning bout. They’re especially helpful for hardwood floors, as the cotton won’t scratch the floors while they’re being polished.

Here’s what you’ll need according to the free patterns we found: 100% cotton yarn in any color (though it is noted that grey or green hides the dirt really well and won’t ‘bleed’ out in the wash – Peaches ‘N Cream is suggested, as it comes in a good size and many colors), a corresponding size crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and scissors. You’ll need to measure your cleaning equipment and work out how big to make your cover, though there are some guidelines provided in the patterns.

The stitches most often used are chain (ch), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc), and back post double crochet (bpdc).

There are a variety of patterns to choose from, including Inhabitat.com’s list of free pattern options, or Stitch 11’s free cover pattern, or DragonFaeriee’s free pattern on Ravelry. Each one of them is simple enough that you can create your own bevy of cleaning supplies in no time flat without ever having to spend more of your hard-earned time or money on purchasing refill packets ever again.

No Tags

600722 total views, 1055 today

  

Leave a Reply

Facebook Friends

  • Crochet Cable Sock Patterns

    Crochet Cable Sock Patterns

    by on December 8, 2016 - 0 Comments

    While the “cable” stitch in the past has been mostly reserved for knitted projects like socks and sweaters, over the last several years it has begun to crop up in crochet patterns for all sorts of things: phone cases, hats, bags, scarves, blankets, and the usual socks, stockings, and sweaters. It’s a beautiful criss-cross stitch, […]

  • Crochet Rose (Free Pattern)

    Crochet Rose (Free Pattern)

    by on January 3, 2017 - 0 Comments

    Roses might just be the most popular flower in the world. We use them in a variety of situations, from honoring achievements (recitals, performances, etc.) to celebrating occasions like weddings and anniversaries and as everyday reminders of love, romance, and beauty.¬†They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, though of course red roses are the […]

  • Crochet Swing (Patterns)

    by on December 31, 2016 - 0 Comments

    What do you think of when you picture a hammock? A late summer afternoon, or perhaps a pitcher of lemonade, a soft breeze, the sound of someone mowing the lawn? Hammocks are the epitome of relaxation, the ultimate in luxury. But most of us don’t have access to a large hammock and a couple of […]

  • How to Crochet Easter Marshmallow Bunnies (Free Pattern)

    How to Crochet Easter Marshmallow Bunnies (Free Pattern)

    by on February 3, 2017 - 0 Comments

    Food has always been a popular choice for art projects, whether in the form of still life paintings or cute, pastel amigurumi versions of real life food. It symbolizes a lot of things for us, and we immortalize it in our art as a way of recognizing the importance of its place in our lives. […]

  • Crochet Pan Handle Holder (Patterns)

    Crochet Pan Handle Holder (Patterns)

    by on February 3, 2017 - 0 Comments

    If you, like me, get too excited when dinner looks ready, you might also have a little collection of blisters and scars from grabbing the too-hot handle of a pot, pan or skillet. However, there is a simple solution: these adorable little crocheted pan handle holders! This is a great project for “stash-busting” when you […]