Stash-buster scrubbies. I spent the afternoon making these, and they are quick and fun! A great project for a beginner, too, because (A) I'm a beginner :), and (B) Besides single crochet, you learn easy increases and decreases. Great stash-buster, used up a bunch of my leftover cotton from previous dishcloths, and my hoarding pile got a little smaller! Best of all, there's a video to follow along which was awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J84jxmGMV5Y ~Heather
Crochet Similar to zig-zag pip stitch. How-to: Ch 32 loosely. Row 1 (RS): Sc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn. Row 2: * Ch 3, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn. Row 3: Ch 3, sc in sp, * ch 1, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn. Rep Rows 2 & 3 until 8 3/4" from beginning, end Row 3. Fasten off.