Monday, September 17, 2018

Create a Vintage String Mop

Wind the string around the book 88 times
Use thinner parcel string and the crochet hook:

1st row – Work 1 dc by Inserting the crochet hook into the string at the top of loop, then 1 ch. turn
2nd row – Work 1 dc into every chain space. (88st) Double up the crochet, by folding it in half.
3rd row – Work 1 dc through both dc stitches from the previous row. (44 st)
4th row – Work in dc. Once again double up the crochet, by folding it in half.
5th row – Work 1 dc through both dc stitches from previous row (22 st)
6th row – Work in double crochet
7th row – Decrease row. Work 1 dc into every 2nd dc (11st)
8-10th rows. Work in dc.

Pull thread through and stitch the sides of the crochet together.
Slip the crochet work over the end of the stick with notch in.
Thread some wire through the holes made in the dec
rease row.
Tighten the wire with pliers, making sure that the wire grips onto the notch.
Twist firmly. Then hammer the twisted ends flat onto the broom handle.
Secure a piece of thick string next to the wire, then wind it round to completely cover the wire and hide it from view. Secure the end.

Your mop is ready to use! Video Instructions Below:

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