One of the things crocheting is great for is making little items that are handy around the house. This little star-shaped cloths are great for both the kitchen or for the bathroom. They are super easy to make, and you can work them up in minutes flat in just about any color combination you care to think of. They are fun, decorative and surprisingly handy. A link to the free pattern is below photos.
Little Star Dishcloth or WashCloth Free Crochet Pattern
Skills: Easy Designer: Elizabeth Ann White
Flower Power Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
If star shapes are a bit angular for you, please give the Blooming Crochet Dishcloth a try. They are also concentric and worked around, but have soft lobes as opposed to sharp corners.
Skills: Easy Designer : Doni Speigle