One of my first crochet projects was a dishcloth. I like crocheting dishcloths for lots of reasons: they're green (when they get grody, you can toss them in the washer instead of the trash can), they're simple to make, they whip up quickly, there are a slew of patterns available for free online (just search "crochet dishcloths" and you'll find enough patterns to browse through for days or find hundreds and hundreds easily organized on Ravelry), they make dish washing fun.
And they make a great gift, especially when fastened to a fancy bottle of dish detergent.
Many granny square patterns also make great dishcloths. Something with a bit of a lacy feel will help the cloth to dry a little quicker.
|pattern found in this book #76|
Added little coordinating gift tags to complete the gifts: