I was asked to teach amigurumi to a class whose only crochet skills were an Intro to Crochet class. This little egg shaped creature demonstrates increasing and decreasing for the absolute beginner. If you have not tried amigurumi yet, this little number will give you a feel for the skill.
Basic Ripple Sampler Square free
This very basic ripple was designed as a 12" square. My CGOA chapter was making squares for charity afghans at the time, so I made this square to teach the ripple stitch and give members a finished product to be used for the project. The thing to remember when crocheting ripples: You must count every stitch. download now
Ridge Runner Fingerless Gloves $1.49
My son does a lot of fishing and I thought he would love fingerless gloves. All the patterns I saw were way too girly for him, so I made these. He loves his "fishing gloves". The pattern is for small, medium and large sizes, so there is a size for all the guys (or gals) on your list.
Cookware Cushion $.99
Having used a paper plate or paper towel between my Teflon skillets for years, imagine my delight when I opened a catalog to see something made for this purpose. Of course, it was not crocheted and the price was considerably higher than this pattern.
Turkey Bookmark $1.49 A few years ago when I was in a bookmark exchange, I was trying to find a book mark for Thanksgiving. I couldn't find one, so I made my own. Do you have a friend who is crazy about books and Thanksgiving?