Simple Crochet Swiffer Mop

by admin on April 18, 2012

I really dislike the throw away Swiffer pads.  Just too thin and wasteful, imo.   But I detest even more the tradtional string mop as being  too difficult to clean and therefore unsanitary.  Solution solved by crocheting a simple string mop head to fit on a Swiffer mop.   It fits like the disposable pads and easily removes for tossing in the washing machine.   I attach my mops to the Swiffer using the four corner, “push in” holders but you could make a string by crocheting one (chain til you have it the length you need) and waving it in and out of the DC stitches to tie it on.

c: chain  sc:  single crochet  dc: double crochet sl st: slip stitch

Size H-8 (5.0mm) hook
Finished size:  Fits a standard Swiffer mop head (10.5″ X 8″).
Cotton thread – You can use the Peaches and Cream all cotton thread.  For the mops in the photos, I used Lion Brand yarns “Lion Cotton”, 100% pure cotton, worsted weight.  One 5 ounce ball makes two mops.
Gauge:  It is not important.  Mop head will shrink from washing.


Chain 33.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as dc) and each ch across.  turn….31 dc

Row 2 -3:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc and each dc across, turn…31 dc.

Row 4: *Chain 4, sl st in front loop of next stitch, repeat from * across, turn….30 ch-4 loops.

Row 5: Working in front loop,  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next stitch and each st across, turn….31 dc.

Row 6-21:  Repeat Row 4 and 5 until you have 9 rows of loops.

Rows 22-24:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc and each dc across, turn…31 dc.

Knot end and weave in the ends.

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