Today I had crochet lessons with my beginners. We made fruit cosies to practise working in a round, stitch counting, remembering how to change colour and following a pattern rather than a photo tutorial.
The link is here on ravelry. The pattern is in US terms but I just scribbled the UK ones over the top. They are great for children's school bags, grown up work handbags and make excellent teacher presents for the end of term.
I simply would not send my girl to school with a nectarine thrashing about in her school bag without one of these, her friends think they are cool too!