The last time I tried to crochet I was told by my instructor to "give up." Granted I didn't have a project that really inspired me. Take this Legend of Zelda triforce pillow for instance: For such a clever little design I might brave the hook and yarn one more time.
If you're interested on making your very own pillow, head on over to Instructibles for the rundown. From what I can tell this isn't a beginner's project, but if you're a quick learner you should be fine. Just don't ask me for help.