I’m a hot water and bleach kind of gal so when I washed my new mop pad it shrunk. I modified the pattern to make it bigger and allow for shrinkage:
1 ball Lily Sugar’ n Cream cotton yarn
Crochet hook size 5mm or H
Main Piece: Ch 47 instead of 37; 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across. Turn. 46 sc. 2nd row: *Ch 1. Working in back loop only of each sc, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. Repeat last row until work from beg measures 6 in instead of 4 in. Fasten off. *(I got 25 rows).
Sides (make 2): Ch 12. 1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each sc across. Turn. 11 sc. Rep from * to * as in the Main Piece. Join sides to main piece: Place 1 side at each end of Main Piece and pin outer edges together. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc around the outer edge (through both thicknesses of Side and Main Piece at each end), working 3 sc in each corner. Join with a sl st for fist sc. Fasten off.
I made replacement pads for my Swifter Mop and it worked great! Crocheting in the back loop only makes for great “scrubbing” and can be washed and used over and over again. I’m very happy with it. Here is crochet pattern.