Some of my favorite collectibles are crocks. I came across a pattern book years ago called Simple Jug Covers by Vicki Moodie. They were used, or still are, to cover pitchers of drinks to keep the flies and bugs out. First thing I thought of was that they would look good over a crock so I started making them in all sizes with all thickness of thread and beads. From teeny tiny to very large. Figured out then that I could just take any doily pattern and string on some beads for the last round, too.
Works great over a basket, too !!