I seem to be on a kick to eliminate all the disposable crap from our home. My latest adventure in doing so was also paired with my second ever foray into crochet! (Points for rhyming!)
I had been long planning to sew some reusable Swiffer cloths (perhaps à la Viscidly or Sew Much Ado) to put a stop to the endless disposable refill buying. But then this kitschy number crossed my path via CraftZine and I was sold on giving it a try. Plus I had some acrylic yarn that had been nagging at me for a while, so I thought it was a match made in crafty heaven.
Also? The ruffles? Yes.
Here is the top of the ‘sock’…
…and here is the dirty underbelly after a big sweep! (No judging. We have a cat.)
It turned out pretty brilliantly, and I can even attest to the fact that it made it through the wash without incident.
Did I mention this is also reversible? If you flip the ruffled side inwards, the alternative is a much smoother (simple double crochet) surface for doing damp wipe-ups. But I never use our Swiffer for damn wipe-ups, so… I doubt that’ll get used. But I did enjoy the challenge of sorting out which side was which while I made this thing! Crocheting two different things into two different sides of the same stitch can be confusing for a newb. Actually, in the end it was way easy, once I got the hang of it.