Hey! Check this out:
I got the pattern for this spacey ball from this terrific book:
by Linda Kopp
It is a fun, simple pattern that you start to see results with quickly. If you're interested, grab the book at your local library or buy it at your bookstore for continued crochet wackiness at your fingertips!
If you can't see the picture, click on the name of the post inside the green window above, and that will take you to the DeviantArt site to view the picture. For some reason, this one is having loading issues; I'm working on it.
UPDATE: Photobucket works for me! Woohoo!