I learned to crochet last month while I was stuck in bed with Lyme disease. I made a couple test pieces to learn the stitches then off I went.
First real project: crochet mouse toy stuffed with cat nip
Next I tried tapestry crochet (I think that's what it's called?)
Then I started on my big charity project. My mom does mission work in Lithuania's rural areas and they take Christmas to some orphanages out there. The kids get plenty of winter stuff but it is basic, generic stuff. I wanted the girls to have something pretty and functional so I decided to make a set of a basic brain protector and the Luna Lovegood scarf (thanks to pinkleo for letting me use the pile of flesh) to send to as many girls as I could. I have until the first week of December so I am going to be crocheting my fingers off.