I searched for patterns for these and decided to use Green Mountain Mama's Swiffer Cozy pattern. In part, I chose this one because it won an honorable mention in the Whiplash Competition Color theme. And I liked the way it attached to the Swiffer.
I picked up some Sugar & Cream yarn and had my Swiffer Cozy finished in just a couple of hours. It works great, especially for little tufts of cat hair my kitty leaves around.
Worsted weight machine washable wool or cotton yarn - two contrasting colors or you can use up leftovers or stash yarns.
US 7 Needles or size to give correct gauge
18 sts and 32 rows = 4"
With color A, loosley cast on 45 stitches
Row 1: Using A, knit across row
Row 2: Purl across row
Row 3: Join color B, k4, slip 1 purlwise, *k5, sl 1 purlwise; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 4: K4, yarn forward (yf), slip 1 purlwise, yarn back (yb),
*k5, yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 5: p4, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf, *p5, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf, rep from * to last 4 sts, p4
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Using A, knit across row
Row 8: Purl across row
Row 9: Using B, k1, slip 1 purlwise, *k5, slip 1 purlwise; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 10: K1, yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb, *k5, yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 11: P1, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf, *p5, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 12: Repeat Row 10
Repeat these rows 3 times for Swiffer cover
(For dishcloth, repeat 5 times, then rep rows 1 through 8, then bind off looseley)
For Swiffer cover, you will now have 6 rows of bands, which is just enough to cover the base of your Swiffer.
Knit one row
Purl one row
Knit one row
Change color if you'd like, knit 15 stitches, bind off next 15 stitches, knit 15 stitches.
Work these 15 stitches in garter stitch (k each row) for 16 rows
Knit 3 stitches, k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, knit 3 stitches.
Knit three rows and bind off these 15 stitches.
There should still be 15 sts on your needle for the other tab. Work 16 rows in garter stitch, repeat buttonhole row instructions, knit three rows and bind off.
For the other two tabs, pick up 15 stitches from right side, work 19 rows of garter stitch (k each row) and bind off.
Pick up 15 stitches form the left side, work 19 rows of garter stitch and bind off.
Try it on your Swiffer and note where the buttons need to be sewn onto the tabs. Sew on the buttons and Swiffer away!