Are you fond of crocheted clothing? Or are you a person who loves crocheting? If you think that this hobby is made for fashion and accessorizing, then you have another thing coming.
Crocheting is basically a process of creating textiles using a hook and yarn or thread. It can even involve any strand as long as it is thread-like and something that can be made into textiles.
Knitted textiles have been around since the 11th century, which would mean that crocheting has been around for longer than we can imagine. But is knitting and crocheting one and the same? Well, they aren’t exactly the same. Each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one is begun, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time.
The word “crochet” is derived from old French, and it means “hook”. Now, that makes sense!
It’s certainly a hobby that is useful, but not only for clothing items. It can be used for different purposes in your home that will not only be safe and cheap, but it will also make you do something you really love.
One amazing use for crocheting is when you create a textile that helps you in getting your home cleaner without having to spend too much. I’m talking about sweeper and mop pads and why you don’t need to buy them anymore.
You see, instead of buying disposable sweeper pads or mop pads, all you need to do is to create them so they become washable and affordable. How? By crocheting, of course.
YouTube channel The Crochet Crowd offers a great tutorial on how to create a mop head that will last for much longer.
It is easy, with the video showing every detail on how you can achieve a reusable and amazingly crafted mop cover. For the pattern introduced in their clip, what you need to know are three basic stitches: single crochet, chain stitch, and slip stitch. This is the perfect project for a beginner crocheter!
For durability purposes, the best choice for this project would have to be cotton yarn. Its strength comes handy because you will have to clean these reusable pads and the way to clean them can be through the washing machine. Using cotton yarn guarantees a durable mop cover.
This project has a lot of benefits.
As a starter, crocheting your own mop heads make them reusable. This only means you can now stop yourself from buying all those disposable mop pads and sweeper pads. In short, creating your crocheted mop covers will give you more savings.
Another amazing benefit of this project is that it is very friendly to the environment. Reusable mop covers will mean less plastic consumption. That’s lesser plastic pollution for the world to worry about.
Want more benefits? Here’s another one that is timely and really relevant. Because of the pandemic, going to the grocery store now becomes a challenge rather than a chore. Imagine having to skip buying some items namely mop pads and sweeper pads, and having lesser time spent on roaming around the store looking for these things. Lesser time at the store means being safer from exposure to the deadly virus.
The best part of all? You get to do your beloved hobby!
Surely, this project has heaps of benefits. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab that yarn and hook and start crocheting. Watch the tutorial below and have fun! Don’t have time to crotchet some for yourself? You can also buy them online here.
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