Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The "SWoofer" ©

This pattern came out of necessity to cover the three (Yes, 3!) empty swiffer type mops I have.

It is named the
"SWoofer" because I have two dogs that shed big time!

Any type of "kitchen cotton" will do. For this project I used Peaches N' Cream in white and an "H" hook.

Finished size: This one pictured here is 4 1/2 inches x 10 inches. Measure your mop head to ensure a tight fit.

SWoofer Cover

Ch 17.

Row 1: Sc in second stitch from hook. Sc into each stitch across, turn. (16 st).

Rows 2-9: Ch 1. Sc into each st across, turn. (16 st in each row).

Row 10: Ch 2. Hdc across in front loops only, turn. (16 st).

Rows 11-38: Ch 2. Dc, sc across, turn. (16 st in each row).

Row 39: Ch 2, Hdc across in front loops only, turn. (16 st).

Rows 40-48: Ch 1, sc across, turn. (16 st).

Fasten off.

Fold at HDC row on each end. Using as sl st, sc or whipstitch, hook the sc and dc/sc sections together. (I used the sc and did about 10 st).


Copyright Dragonfaeriee Crochets! 2009. All Rights Reserved.

105 comments:

Sara said...

Hey you need to make me one of these! Roxie is a big time shedder too!

A Knitting Junkie said...

Just came across your Blog and I love this SWoofer! I will definitely be making one or two of these! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs,
Anita
a Knitting Junkie!

dragonfaeriee said...

Thank you Anita for your wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy them once they are done!

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

Hi! i just found your pattern via Ravelry. I totally need one of these, I just moved into my house and it's all hardwood floors, and Mr. Bender Oak is a serious shedder.

Thanks for sharing this crochet pattern, do you know if this would work on the dry "swoofer" as well?

The pattern looks really interesting, like it would make a great Scarf too, lol

dragonfaeriee said...

Omi S...if you measure any swiffer type mopper it will fit! That's what I did and I had two different sizes and they fit snug on either one. Also, you could add loops to make it more of a dry duster if you wanted...hope this helps :)

Constance said...

What a fun design! Excellent use of your crocheting skills :)

dragonfaeriee said...

Thank you Constance :)

Judy said...

I made my Aunt 2 of these...........now she just requested 2 more! Love them, very easy to make!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make 2 of these it will save money not buying refills for my swiffer thank you so much Carol Ann Kruse

Bobbye said...

These are great!! They are as good or better than the ones you buy, and when dirty you can just throw them in the washer and use them over and over! I have made several for family members, and they all love them.

beginner said...

Pls help clarify instruction for rows 11-38. Dc, sc across. Do you alternate the stitches? I'm a beginner & trying to understand.

Patti said...

I would also like some clarification on rows 11-38. Looking forward to making a few of these, thanks :)

dragonfaeriee said...

Rows 11-38 are where you do a double crochet stitch and a single crochet stitch alternating. It's what makes the bumpy texture. Hope this helps!

Carole Cole said...

Hi! I just saw your pattern and can't wait to try yours. I have made several with front post and back post double crochet for a kind of bumpy pattern but your way looks easier. I also use cotton if I'm using a cleaner but for dry dusting for the cat hair (I have 4) I use regular yarn. On those I go around the edges when I'm done with a chain 10 loop so that it's like a dust mop. Since your pattern looks easier I think I can make them quicker even with the edging. Thank you again for the pattern!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Thanks for this pattern. Its so easy and works up fast

Sandy Clarke said...

Does it have to be cotton? Won't cotton shrink in the washer?

Carole Cole said...

I personally have some in cotton and the cheaper acrylic yarn. I like the acrylic for general dry dust mopping and the cotton if I'm using a wet cleaner. The cotton will shrink somewhat but easily stretches to go back on. I don't recommend using the acrylic for wet cleaners as it doesn't absorb as well and steaks. Hope this helps you out.

Carole Cole said...

I personally have some in cotton and the cheaper acrylic yarn. I like the acrylic for general dry dust mopping and the cotton if I'm using a wet cleaner. The cotton will shrink somewhat but easily stretches to go back on. I don't recommend using the acrylic for wet cleaners as it doesn't absorb as well and steaks. Hope this helps you out.

stifkitty said...

Best pattern for this application, thanks for sharing !

dragonfaeriee said...

Sandy - This does not have to be cotton, but cotton is best for absorbing things. Yes, cotton does shrink a bit, but it also stretches a bit to fit snugly on the head of the mop.

dragonfaeriee said...

Stifkitty - Thanks! Glad you like it!

dragonfaeriee said...

Carole - Glad you are enjoying it and thanks for the advice before I could respond :)

cathleen ryan said...

Like this but need to know. Is this being done width wise an than as long as needed?
My mop is 15 inches long and 4 wide Cathy thanks

cathleen ryan said...

Like this but need to know. Is this being done width wise an than as long as needed?
My mop is 15 inches long and 4 wide Cathy thanks

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern, but was hard to print out with the black background and read, would be better if background was white.

Anonymous said...

Can this be washed since it is crocheted??

dragonfaeriee said...

Cathleen: I is width wise. So based on the width of the mop you may be using you may need to adjust. I did a lot of trial and error to make sure it was a snug fit. Hope this helps!

dragonfaeriee said...

This item can be washed and dried. I made mine with cotton but you can use whatever yarn you want/have available. Check your labels to determine how to wash different yarns.

Xena said...

Hi my hubby and I are taking another trip on our Spyder Motor Cycle , I always have to take something to craft since it's a long trip from Fl to Wa so I saw your pattern and wow just the ticket for me, anxious to have it for my mop head to keep my laminate floors clean, thanks for sharing your pattern

Kia Strand said...

Has anyone used this for the wet jet?

Ramona said...

I see that you have a copyright. What exactly does that mean? Can we make this product and sell it?

dragonfaeriee said...

Xena - Hope it came out great!

dragonfaeriee said...

Kia - I had a Clorox brand mopper, kind of like a wet jet. You just have to measure the head to make it fit snug.

dragonfaeriee said...

Ramona - A copyright means this pattern, word for word, is my creation. You cannot copy and paste it anywhere and claim it as your own. You can make as many of these as you like, and even sell them. I just ask that you give me credit if/when someone asks about the pattern. Thanks!

Janetta Henderson said...

Hi -

I have a question about rows 10 and 11-38. Does the Ch 2 count as a stitch?

Thanks!

Tessa TessaK said...

Hi~ my fur babies and I appreciate this pattern thank you so much! <3
I'm hooked ;) just about to finish up my third trying different colors
Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make this

Anonymous said...

These look amazing, my in-laws have a swiffer and they go through pads like crazy. This will save some money, i can even make some for my mop here at home.

But if i male any for anyone else i will make sure and put a tag with your guys name on it.

Anonymous said...

You can also see one from a face towel or a bar towel, if you dont knit. The coarser it is it acts as a deep cleaning scruber. Its quick and easy.
Letty (aka housecleaner for 4yrs)

Perry Marks said...

Do you make them to sell?

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Thanks! Glad you like them!

Naomi Grattan said...

Thanks! Glad you like them!

Naomi Grattan said...

Perry, I can make them to sell, I would just need to know what color you would like and the width/length of the swiffer head that you have.

Naomi Grattan said...

Thanks!

Susan E. said...

Are you selling these? Love them but am not a crochet-er. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this easy pattern!! Can't wait to make a few of them! Thank you for taking the time too share! God BLESS!

Anonymous said...

I just happen to have some left over Peaches & Cream from some pot holders I made for my sister. I think this will be my next project!

Naomi Grattan said...

Susan E: I can make and sell. I would just need the width and length of the head of the stiffer you use and any color preference.

Anonymous said...

How much would it cost? I'd love a couple o8f these.

Anonymous said...

Is this knit?

Heather Craven said...

I make these for $7 each or 3 for $20. Feel free to request a custom order for them in my etsy shop at heathershandmadeharvest.etsy.com

Naomi Grattan said...

I charge $6 for each.

Naomi Grattan said...

This patter is crochet but the item could also be knitted.

Denise Vallee said...

WOW! I am going to makes some for my nieces as they both have swifters and both love the cotton dischlothes I knit and crochet. What a great way to not only save money, but in the long run helps the environment. Thanks. Denise Vallee

Naomi Grattan said...

Denise- hope they enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. I can see several other ways to use the pattern. An afghan, dishcloth,and that's just the beginning.

Naomi Grattan said...

Agreed. It's not a hard patter or new. Just something to make ridges to pick up dirt!

EweMom88 said...

What an awesome idea! Great way to use up my left bits of Peaches N Cream skanes. I can't wait to make a few of these. Great gift idea too. Thanks so much for sharing.

Marguerite Rockwell said...

How much cotton yarn does it take for 1 of theses? Thanks :)

Nanette Loper said...

I would like some of these. Please contact me.

Naomi Grattan said...

One to two of the peaches n cream or lilly cotton. I don't have an exact amount. For myself, I use leftovers since they are just for cleaning

Naomi Grattan said...

Nanette, email me directly at dragonfaeriee@yahoo.com.

Isabella Silvan said...

would knitting work too?

Naomi Grattan said...

Isabella, knit would be fine too. You just need to measure the head of your swiffer for a snug fit.

Sabrina Cruz said...

Love these. How about making ine with a towel bottom for wet swiffering. I would rake 3. Ine for each of my swiffer mops

marlinesexton said...

Just made 4 ..I have 2 shudders..thanks for the pattern

marlinesexton said...

Just made 4 ..I have 2 shudders..thanks for the pattern

Unknown said...

Is there a you tube video on this tia.

Anonymous said...

If you want to print or copy this to make it easier to read (and portable!), it is easiest if you copy it, then open up a word document, paste it them set the type color to black.

Debbie chwalek said...

Do you plan on selling these? If o, where can I buy one or two, or three! I don't knit, or crochet!

Debbie chwalek said...

Do you plan on selling these? If o, where can I buy one or two, or three! I don't knit, or crochet!

Debbie chwalek said...

Do you plan on selling these? If o, where can I buy one or two, or three! I don't knit, or crochet!

Naomi Grattan said...

Sabrina, not sure what you mean by a towel bottom. You could dampen these though for wet washing the floor, or spraying the cleaner on thw floor and mopping it up. Please email me at dragonfaeriee@yahoo.com if you would like me to make them.

Naomi Grattan said...

You are welcome

Naomi Grattan said...

Debbie, please email me at dragonfaeriee@yahoo.com if you would like me to make them.

Anonymous said...

I just finished making one of these using your pattern. Thank you for your generosity. Can't wait to see how it works.

Naomi Grattan said...

Thanks! Enjoy!

Naomi Grattan said...

Thanks! Enjoy!

Naomi Grattan said...

I have not made a video, but there may be one.

Lisa Beiger said...

I just finished making one using a G-hook, since I tend to crochet a little looser. It fits good but the question I have is regarding the area where the spray comes out. That's covered by the sides. Would the spray still go thru the cotton thread, or is there a way to leave that part open so as not to hamper the spray?

Naomi Grattan said...

Yours is different than mine :)
You could create a "hole" for the spray to come out. It would be similar to making a buttonhole.

Lisa Beiger said...

That makes sense. I only secured one side. I'll try the buttonhold on the other side & see how that works. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. Have made many. Please know that this pattern is attached to a different pattern pic if u are finding it on fb. The pic shows worked pattern length wise, where this pattern is worked width wise.

Unknown said...

this would not print. tried 2 different ways to get it to print out and Nothing. want the pattern.... whats up with this

Anonymous said...

I'm new to crochet how do you do a hdc?

Naomi Grattan said...

Not sure. Have you tried copy/paste into a word document?

Naomi Grattan said...

Here are the directions for an HDC: Yarn over, draw through 3 loops on hook (one half double crochet complete). Yarn over, insert hook in the center of next chain, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook. Repeat across to end of foundation chain. To begin the second row, turn your work.

You can also look up videos on youtube on how to do it.

Naomi Grattan said...

Please contact me directly at dragonfaeriee@yahoo.com.

Naomi Grattan said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much

Susan Young said...

May I copy it into my computer to keep to use in the future? I never learned much crochet, just to do a granny square. I made a big queen sized afghan for my bed in yellow and fiesta. But that was 20 years ago. Haven't done much since. Need to do a refresher and get some supplies.

Val L said...

Hi Naomi, Thank you very much for the pattern. I have already made 7 of these and will be making numerous more as all of my friends want some. They are definitely a big hit.

Naomi Grattan said...

That's awesome Val. Thanks!

Naomi Grattan said...

Yes. You can use and make as many as you want. I only ask if you sell them please reference me as the creator of the pattern. Thanks!

Linda said...

Hi, I'm interested in making some of these Swoofers. I've been crocheting for years off and on and for the life of me I can't remember what HDC means. I can't seem to find abbreviations anywhere. I have 2 cats that shed and hard wood floors. Thanks in advance for your reply.

Linda said...

Ok, I got it, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just curious if these shrink after washing, since they're made of cotton yarn? Thanks, great idea!

Naomi Grattan said...

Yes. They do shrink with washing. But I think that is a good thing. Makes them more snug on the swiffer head.

Kambree said...

How many can you get out of a one skein of yarn?

Naomi Grattan said...

If I remember correctly, the last time I made one took like one and a half.

Marj Talbot said...

In the directions for rows it says "ch 2 dc, sc across. Does that mean to do one dc only and is it done in the first stitch?

Naomi Grattan said...

Yes. Do on dc and then sc the rest accross

Barbara said...


Great project for a beginning crocheter. Making stitch swatches are boring so making something to having an actual use for while still learning is a great plus to keep the enthusiasm alive. Thanks for your tutorial.

Barb Goossens said...

Would love to make these, could you please tell me what size hook you used...Thank you