I really enjoyed making this storage box as featured in the latest edition of Inside Crochet (Issue 19, June 2011). It's suitable for beginners and doesn't take long to complete. Best of all, you can let your imagination run wild and create boxes in all colours, patterns and sizes.
I have slightly changed the simple double crochet pattern replacing it with the cross-over double stitch and adding picot edging to the lid.
If you would like to make this box yourself, then click on the instruction image below and zoom in with your cursor:
And if you need more ideas, then check out this book I recently found in my local library; it contains lots of fabulous ideas for all sorts of crochet boxes, containers and pots: