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Swiffer Cover Free Crochet Pattern

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Do you have a Swiffer floor cleaner? If so you know how expensive the refill pads are. Let’s use our crochet skills to work up a reusable crochet Swiffer cover using this free pattern!

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How to Crochet a Swiffer Cover Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… useful crochet is my favorite kind of crochet. When I can fill a need or eliminate a cost by using my hobby and craft, I feel like I could conquer the world. One crochet Swiffer pad at a time. 😜

When you’re finished cleaning the floor simply throw the reusable pad in the washing machine and it’ll be ready for use next time. Less waste, and zero cost? That’s a cleaning win in my book!

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I have had countless requests for a Swiffer cover crochet pattern over the years. I don’t know why it has taken me so long but I am very happy with the outcome and design, and it works great on hardwood floors or laminate. In fact, I have been using this recipe for homemade Swiffer solution for years.

I originally wanted to use a puffier stitch like the Bobble Stitch or the Popcorn Stitch but found that because of the bulk of those stitches, the pad had a hard time making full contact with the floor. I decided to use the Rice Stitch instead.

crochet swiffer cover pattern

What yarn is best to use for a Swiffer cover pattern?

The best yarn for a Swiffer cover (or really anything that will be used for cleaning) is cotton. I love Dishie cotton from WeCrochet because it has great durability, the color selection is phenomenal, and it works up beautifully in anything from mop covers like this to garments like this.

Because 100% cotton yarn does shrink a bit when washed I intentionally wrote this pattern to be exactly the size of the Swiffer head itself. That way when it shrinks after washing, it will be nice and snug while in use.

swiffer reusable crochet cover

Grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop!


Dishie 100% cotton worsted weight yarn
-approx. 100 yards

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

Gauge: 14 sts x 8 rows = 4” square

Finished Dimensions: approx. 10″ x 5″ (will shrink slightly when washed)

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

We are using the Rice Stitch for this pattern. This combines Front Post and Back Post stitches in a way that creates nice scrubbies on the swiffer pad wile also creating a texture that really gets the floors clean.

Dc2tog = Double crochet two together (tutorial here)

Dc3tog = Double crochet three together (same as above, including one additional stitch)

If you would like to follow the video tutorial for the Rice Stitch used in the main portion of this pattern, watch this video and start with 37 chains.


Swiffer Cover Crochet Pattern:

Row 1: Ch-37, dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. (35)

Rows 2 – 14: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next post, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 15 more times. Fpdc around next post, hdc in last st. (35)

Row 15: Ch-1, turn, sc in each at across. (35)


Round 1: Ch-1, rotate (not turn), sc 15x evenly across row ends. Rotate, sc in each of 35 sts across bottom. Rotate, sc 15 x evenly across row ends. Rotate, sc in each of the 35 sts across top. Sl st to top of first st. (100)

Round 2: Ch-2, do not turn, * dc3tog, dc in next 9 sts, dc3tog, rotate, dc3tog, dc in 29 sts, dc3tog, rotate * repeat between * * one more time. Join to top of first st. (84)

how to crochet a swiffer pad

Round 3: Ch-2, do not turn, * dc2tog, dc in 7 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in 27 sts, dc2tog * repeat between * * one more time. Join to top of first st. (76)

Round 4: Ch-2, do not turn, * dc2tog, dc in 5 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in 25 sts, dc2tog * repeat between * * one more time. Join to top of first st. (68)

Round 5: Ch-1, sc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join. (68)

free reusable swiffer cover crochet pattern

I hope you love this pattern and that you’ll use it with my cleaning solution recipe as well. If you don’t have a wet mop you can still use the solution as a floor cleaner in a spray bottle.

free crochet swiffer cover pattern

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  1. Seems like it should be an easy pattern but I cannot make it work. Even tho my stitch count is correct, I cannot get correct ending stitch count and then the corner decreases are off. I've tried 3 times. I think there is something wrong with stitch count in pattern.
    1. Hi Jan! I am sorry you are having problems with this! I have looked over the pattern again and don't see anything amiss..if you could send an email (preferably with a photo of your project) to sarah@hearthookhome.com we can look into it further and see what is going on. Thank you!
  2. Is it easy to get on and off the swiffer pad? Seems like you would have to stretch those inner rows quite a bit. It looks like a useful pattern, though!