A friend of mine, Daphne (who crochets up a storm on blankets, hats - you name it) gave me a copy of The Golden Hands Book of Crochet Patterns (published 1972!). Their Rings-of-colour cushion looks really easy to do. Trebles (in English crochet terms) is the same as double crochet (American terms) is the same as langbene (Afrikaans).
Have fun this weekend, whether you crochet or not! C x