Sweeper Cover Pattern

swiffer sweeper cover

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Here's my version of the ubiquitous Swiffer Sweeper cover. It's wonderfully re-usable, so you don't have to buy tons of those pads that can only clean half a room.

You should be able to make two sweeper covers from one skein of Thick & Quick. The wool in the yarn helps it glide easily across the floor. Subsitute an acrylic if needed, but I do not recommend using cotton because it gets sticky when wet and is more difficult to use.

Supplies

  • 2.7 ounces or 78 grams Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Wool-Ease. Approximately 50 yards.
  • 4 - 1.25" buttons
  • Darning needle and lighter weight yarn for sewing on buttons.
  • Size 11 needles, or size needed for gauge

Instructions

Gauge  - 4 inches: 10.2 sts x 14.5 rows

Cast-on 24 stitches using the method of your choice.

  • Row 1: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Rows 2 & 3: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 5 times, k3
  • Rows 4 & 5: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Rows 6 & 7: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 5 times, k3
  • Row 8: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Row 9: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1, cast-on 8 sts
  • Row 10: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 7 times, k2, p1, cast-on 8 sts
  • Row 11: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 9 times, k3
  • Row 12: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 9 times, p2, k1
  • Row 13: K3, bo3, k1 *p2, k2, Repeat from * 6 times, p1, bo3, k1
  • Row 14: K2, cast-on 3, *k2 p2, Repeat from * 7 times, k2, cast-on 3 sts, k2
  • Row 15: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 9 times, k3
  • Rows 16 & 17: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 9 times, p2, k1
  • Rows 18 & 19: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 9 times, k3
  • Row 20: K3, bo3, p1 *k2, p2, Repeat from * 7 times, k1 bo3, k1
  • Row 21: K2, cast-on 3, *p2 k, Repeat from * 7 times, p2, cast-on 3 sts, k2
  • Row 22: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 9 times, p2, k1
  • Row 23: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 9 times, k3
  • Row 24: BO8, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 7 time, k3
  • Row 25: BO8 *p2 k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Row 26: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Rows 27 & 28: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 5 times, k3
  • Rows 29 & 30: K1, *p2, k2, Repeat from * 5 times, p2, k1
  • Rows 31 & 32: K1, *k2, p2, Repeat from * 5 times, k3
  • Bind off and weave in ends.
  • Sew on buttons in corners.
  • Fold around sweeper and button to use.

reusable cover

Fold it around the swiffer top to use. If you used the Lion's Brand Thick & Quick, it is machine washable.