I’ve been working on another quilt for Hannah. I found this 4 (or is it 5??) year old piece of fabric in my stash and was shocked… had forgotten I had it.
I’m not going to quilt as much on this one as I did on the other one. The main reason for that is that I have be finished in 2 days…lol
In the process of working on this, I found that if I am doing a small quilt, my 32″ Kromski Harp works really well for a quilting frame.
There are about 200 yards of the Cotswold wool spun up now. I have to say that I really like it. It has a soft fuzzy halo that the other wools that I have spun do not have. When I have finished spinning all of what I have, the colors of the dye will depend on the design for the weaving that is planned for it. If you haven’t tried this wool yet…do. You will be surprised.
Last night I finished the knitted cloth I had been working on. There was/is still some of the blue cotton yarn left over so I decided I would make a washable cover for the Swiffer. There are several patterns on Ravelry, but it really is so simple there isn’t much need for a pattern. However, here is what I did…
Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn (not much..lol)
Crochet Hook size I (US)
Starting chain and Row 1: Chain 19, turn, sc in second chain from hook and sc across chain to end. Ch 1 and turn. You should have 17 sc in this row.
To make the turn back pocket that will hold the cover on:
Row 2-10: sc across (there should be 17 stitches), chain 1 and turn.
To make the looped stitch mop area of the cover:
Row 11: sc in 2 sc, loop stitch in next 13 stitches, sc in 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: sc in each stitch across. (There should be 17 stitches.) Chain 1, turn.
Repeat rows 11 and 12 for 15 rows. ( It will look like it is too short, but if you stretch it a bit, the looped stitch rows should fit across the bottom of the swiffer. )
To make the turn back pocket on the other end.
Rows 42-51: sc in each stitch across. (There should be 17 stitches) ch 1, turn.
Row 52: sc in each stitch across. Finish off…
Fold back each end at the beginning loop stitch row and sew edges together using whatever stitch you are comfortable with. I used a simple whip stitch. Do the same to each side and both ends. With a little pull, it should now fit your Swiffer.
No 2 crocheters have the same tension… or if you use another size needle or yarn.. this pattern is very easy to modify. Just increase or decrease the number of stitches or rows to make it fit your Swiffer. If you do modify, remember that crochet is a bit stretchy, so put some stretch into it when you test size against your Swiffer size.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day…