Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crocheted Floor Duster Cloth

Last week a friend mentioned how she hated using the disposable duster clothes for her floor duster. She had a pattern for a crocheted one, but doesn't know how to crochet and was looking for someone to make her one. I thought this was a great idea since I also dislike the idea (and expense) of purchasing something designed to be used once and thrown away.

When I got home I googled for patterns. There are many. However, I didn't find exactly what I had in mind. And, I'm a beginner crocheter who doesn't completely understand how to read crochet patterns yet. Did I let that stop me? No! I have a dishcloth pattern that I really like (and understand) so I adjusted it to make a floor duster cloth.

Here is my first one.

the bottom of the cloth

top view

how it fits on the duster

But how does it work? Just for you, I tried it out on my hallway and dining room.

It seems to work really well. So there you go, a reversible, reusable crocheted floor duster cloth. I got the yarn on clearance for $0.75 a skein and it took me a couple hours of evening TV time to make. Cleaning isn't my most favorite chore, but I may dust my floors more often now that I have a cool new reusable cloth. Of course, I have microfiber cloths and washcloths I could use that work well, but this is designed to fit and just looks nicer.


Quilting Yai Yai said...

Awesome! Good job. I love being green.

Mama Pea said...

That is totally fun and useful, Lynn! Wow! I love it. I really wish I could crochet. Maybe I can knit one!