"Sky Scarf" project - document the weather outside your window. Gather yarn in a nice range of blues and grays. Each day knit a stripe in colors that match the sky. The pattern turns 365 days of sky observations into a five-foot long scarf.
This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to make a scrunchy using the most basic stitches. All you need is scrap yarn and a rubber band. This will help with the ponytail beanie. Tells you how to get your yarn onto the rubber band/ponytail holder.
Crochet One Skein Projects-Terrific site-patterns for different weight yarns. Previous pinner: I've made a couple of those patterns, great way to use up the little bits you have left over after projects.
This is a short tutorial on how to crochet around an old CD. It's a great way to recycle them into either something useful and/or into a decorative item. You could make nice trivets or coasters. They might also look good in wall hangings and mobiles.