Machine Knit Washable Mop Covers
These instructions are based on a great value 3 WAY generic mop Your brand may vary
If making multiple of these covers I highly recommend making a cast on rag. At least L28- R28 spaces. You can add a place for a rod or add the claw hem and weights. I learned how using this video: There are many methods on you tube. https://youtu.be/L67oRQnvJVI
Pattern uses Peaches and Crème Cotton and Scrubby Red Heart
Waste yarn rows, either by the above method or whatever way you like.
Knit one row with ravel cord,
Crochet Cast on 25-26 set tension to T5 on KH260 or KH 270
Knit 5 rows with the MC cotton ending COL
Knit 2 rows with scrubby CC I didn’t fully insert this yarn into the tension dial.
Then repeat these rows: Knit 6 rows in MC cotton
Knit 2 rows in CC scrubby
Do 5 or 6 repeats of scrubby row to fit your mop. Next ones I make will be 5 scrubby rows.. I just carried the scrubby along the left-hand side, less to sew in.
Ending with cotton 6 rows.
I used a gate peg bind off.
Remove from machine and using ravel cord remove from rag hem.
Variety and combinations are endless with these yarns. The one on the right is a 4-ply acrylic yarn.
Put cover on the mop head with the knit side sticking to the mop, to determine size of hems. Hem the four sides with purl side facing out. Photo below this one.
Hems in red above. green is the fold line and red circles are approximate location of buttons
I tried machine knit bobbles, crochet bobbles none of them worked with my mop brand. So, I tried buttons I had some 2 cm or 1 ¾ inch with four holes in my stash and they worked the best of all. I found that re attaching the cloth to the mop head that very soon it wouldn’t stick well enough to mop the floor.
Buttons are on the knit side, right at the edge. I used 4 thread darning cotton by Lily. Three or four strands of regular thread would work.
Your location for these buttons may vary depending on the brand of wet mop. Have fun with these mop covers I really like them with the scrubby added on.