I know some of you have seen the super awesome crocheted swirling bag, which is a free pattern from Interweave. I just thought I'd share here a link to a picture tutorial I just posted for making this bag: http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2012/08/crocheted-swirling-bag-picture-tutorial.html
I think this pattern is certainly easy enough for a beginner crocheter to make as long as they have mastered single crochet and following directions, but there are a few things in the pattern that are not spelled out which might confuse some people. So I am hoping that reading through my tutorial first will save someone from frustration and allow them to enjoy making this fun bag.
Take a look if you're interested in it!