A while back I wrote a simple crochet pattern for my swiffer. I hated buying pads for it, and with the economy and jobs as they are now, I decided to share it for free instead of selling the pattern in my Etsy shop or YardSellr shop.
So, here is my pattern for an easily made, washable & reuseable cover for a Swiffer type floor cleaner.
Sugar'n Cream - Duster Cover (crochet) by Gail E and Wendy G - January 2010
Lily® Sugar’n Cream Ombres (56.7 g/2 oz/ 86 m/95 yds) 1 ball
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 36 sc.
**2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loop only of each sc, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Fasten off.**
Sides (make 2).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rep from ** to ** in Main Piece.
Join Sides to Main Piece: Place 1 Side at each end of Main Piece and pin outer edges tog. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc around outer edge (through both thicknesses of Side and Main Piece at each end), working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Note: Slip each end around the dusting tool’s base. When one side is soiled, flip the side pockets inside-out and use the opposite side to keep cleaning! The ridge stitch design helps trap dirt.
AND - at this site, Suzies Yarnie Stuff , you will find a great Broom Handle Duster pattern that works great on the end of your duster handle. It gets way up to do away with spider webs, dust, etc. I make them to match my floor duster cover. They even make a great gift.