I crochet just a little. I have made a few blankets and I don't read patterns well.
My daughter asked me to make her something though, she wanted a tote bag crocheted from plastic carrier bags cut into strips and tied to make string. A friend made one and she liked it. It is done except for attaching the handle to the other side, so ignore those loose plastic strips (the yarn). I want her to check the strap length before I finish it. Here is a picture
of the bag. DD is at Uni and she carries her groceries and she needs a strong bag.
The bags I used were recycled and this keeps them out of the landfill and keeps DD from using more each time she shops. I enjoyed making the bag and I might try something else, but crocheting does aggravate my shoulder and my hands. It might not be the smartest activity for me.