I think crochet dishcloths are my favorite kind. They're pretty and durable. I've been working on a few that may possibly end up as gifts... that is, if I can get myself to part with them!
Each one of these took me about an hour to make... ya, I know you're calculating as you read this. I spent A LOT of time on these babies. I crochet in the evenings after my son goes to bed while my husband watches documentaries. That way I can listen in, learn a few things, and get things made at the same time. It works :)