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Crocheted Milk Jug Covers

By February 15, 2010

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I recently received the following by email:

Dear Amy,

I have been trying to get a "crochet milk jug cover pattern", but I have been unsuccessful. Are you able to help me with one please.

Thank you kindly

Hi Mary! Thanks for the great question. I've just updated my list of FAQs to include yours, so here is your answer:

Where to find milk jug cover patterns.

If anyone else knows of a source for crocheted milk jug patterns, either for free or for sale, please feel free to post a comment below. Thanks so much!


February 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm
(1) jitkaau says:

I used to make these for my grandma and instead of crocheting the whole lot, it is simple to cut two circles of fine netting, place them on top of one another and crochet a few rows around the edge while at the same time including the beads at regular intervals in the last row to hold it down on the jug. Glass beads are the best because of the weight.

February 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm
(2) Ginny says:

I googled: Australia “milk jug cover patterns”

Found this:

The only reference on the internet.

February 16, 2010 at 12:27 am
(3) Diane Chapman says:

Australia is the place for jug covers and Vicki Moodie has written 2 books, just remember thre is a difference in what we call the stitches eg: what we cal double crochet you call single crochet and what we call treble crochet you call double crochet

Any way try http://www.crochetaustralia.com.au

vicky’s books are very easy but if you look you can find harder ones like Traditional crochet jug covers by M. Thomas

jug covers are an Aussie thing I have heaps great for summer for milk, water etc to keep flys and bugs out of your drinks

Diane Chapman from down under

February 16, 2010 at 11:27 am
(4) mandy jerrim says:

Re : milk jug cover. I have one from an old patons how to knit crochet book.
I believ it was from the era when patons was still uk based, I am not so sure they are now.

Via another site I asked why your crochet abbrevition were differant, another uk lady emailed in to say it was probaly during the second world war, as she had inherited old USA patterns from pre WW2, which were still in the English format.

I have now nastered the art of crocheting in both my native Englands abbreviations and U.S.A abbreviations. Although I do some times forget when I am when absorbed in doing the crochet itself.

I am not able to use the computer at any time as I have to use the library computer. But I would appreciate any one sending me web sites of vintage crochet / knitting patterns. I enjoyed the challenge of doing Sandie Marshall’s vintage crochet stitch patterns. I have used it for a scarf pattern.

February 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm
(5) Amy Solovay - Crochet Guide says:

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Jitkaau, thanks for the info. That is a fantastic idea — sounds like a real time-saver.

Ginny, great find! Thanks!

By the way, for anyone who is interesting in googling for more of these, try the Australian Google instead of using the US site.


Diane, that’s really helpful — thanks! I’d love to see the M. Thomas book– I bet it is fab.

Mandy, thanks for the info. If I come across any of the older Patons books, I will keep an eye out for the pattern you mentioned.

Here’s a link that will help with British terms vs. US terms.

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

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