This was such an easy project to do yesterday afternoon when outside with my children. It took practically no yarn at all. I rotated between one or two strands of yarn in order to give it raised levels for good cleaning power. It is important in my opinion to crochet the pads to wrap around/hug the swifter. If you press them in the holes like a regular disposable pad, the edges can rip the yarn and cause the project to unravel.