Crochet Rug Technique - crochet your mesh background then add rows of double crochet to the top. The different design possibilities of this technique are absolutely endless.-Could also crochet the mesh background as a base for a rag rug!
10 stitch Blanket - it spirals till you run out of yarn. And you only need a pair of little double-pointed needles to do a whole blanket. None of the tedious pick-up-stitches across a whole long seam, as you have to with most "log cabin" patterns.