We have always loved the idea of making your own reusable Swiffer covers, but usually we just end up cutting up an old towel instead. Our rendition is always a little flimsy, but not if we had this reversible knit cover that picks up dust or mops. We don't knit or crochet, but know plenty of people who do and will be bribing them shortly to use this great tutorial.
Linda Permann is the lady behind this great pattern. Did we mention it's free? Once completed this Swiffer sock of sorts can be used on either side, one as a mop and the other as a floor duster. We think it's a great solution to buying to pads every time you're ready to do some cleaning.
You will need roughly 125 yards of worsted weight acrylic yarn in two colors: 75 yards in color A and 50 yards in color B. You'll also need a size H-8 (5.0 mm) hook to get the job done. Even if you're not a big needle-crafter, most friends and family members who can crochet are willing to trade their goods for something else. Snacks, drinks, baby-sitting... the list is endless!