Hello fellow crafty people. :)
Jug and bowl covers are a pretty and practical way to keep annoying insects away from your juice, milk and sugar. In the picture above the cover is shown on a sugar bowl and a milk jug. They are quick to make and are very acceptable presents. You will need 20 jug beads, pre-threaded onto your yarn for the last row. Leave off the beads and you have a nice small doily.
The special aspect of this cover is the new rose I have created for the centre. All the Irish Crochet roses I have seen have an even number of petals in each round and all the petals lie one-behind-the-other. Real roses are not like that, they have five petals in each round and successive rounds overlap. The lovely, old-fashioned 'globular' effect that this experiment produced reminded me of Bourbon roses - hence its name.
I hope you enjoy making it... Megan