Make these gorgeous color block placemats with Lion Brand Cotton! Get the free crochet pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet and make them with a size G crochet hook and 4 - 8 balls of yarn (pictured in lilac, white, cafe au lait, and ecru).
Free knitting patterns for Pan Protectors - Life Beyond the Kitchen had a great idea to replace paper or store bought protectors for stacked pans with knitted protectors. She offers 4 knitting patterns but you can make your own.
One of my most used handmade items is a large grocery bag holder. I am sure you have seen these before. There are lots of patterns available. It is super handy for storing all the bags so they aren't all over the place, plus easy to get them out. The nice