It has been amazing to see everyone's work here, so I thought I would finally post one of mine.
I made this Happy Octopus Baby Blanket for a friend who recently had a baby. She didn't want anything super gendered and she didn't like the color yellow, so I decided to go with purple. The octopus was a little character drawn by my partner which I grided out for double crocheted rows. I made it out of super soft yarn that was also washer friendly, so that it was easy clean-up for the new mom. It took me about a month of commutes on the train (pretty much my only time to crochet) to complete it and I think it came out pretty cute.