Free Pattern - Crochet Snowflake Hotpad Potholder dishcloth (there is a link on site to Ravelry and a link there to another site for pattern). Great idea for little gifts for next Christmas. Even for teachers, maybe.
Remote Holder Coaster Set Tissue Cover Crochet Pattern
Crochet in Color: Lots of Free patterns. I always go with the smallest hook for baskets, bins, etc. More useful if you don't have to shape them. The only time I use a bigger hook is if slouchy is what the design calls for. Make Crocheted Baskets!
~I use cotton yarn with this pattern for face scrubbies.~ Another Pinner: This is the dish scrubbie pattern I use. I grab a clean one every day, so I have a large stash of them in my drawer. Very simple pattern and quick to whip up.