Year of the Rabbit celebration amigurumi. For Year of the Dragon (which began on Monday), I actually started (and then frogged, the pattern was sort of meh) a dragon ami, and ended up finding a very much non-meh pattern for a crocheted dragon applique instead, and made a bunting instead.
However! Once I began whipping this up, I was happily surprised at (a) how fast it went and (b) the fact that I was not at all bored. I did this in cotton because it seemed like a better choice, protection-wise, and used the moss stitch for the opening-and-closing flap.
Baby Sherlock Hat just becuase I'm crrrraaazy in love with the BBC show Sherlock, which just wrapped up its second series in amazing fashion. I think the first season is available on Netflix, and if you like mysteries and the best.casting.ever, you should definitely give it a watch! Anyway---I finished the hat because I liked it a lot, once I began it. I'm not usually thrilled with the look of crocheted stripes, but this pattern made them work! I already want to make more of these (the colour and button combinations are so much fun to consider!), although I don't really like the way the increases wibble-wobble. If I do make more, I may try to alter the pattern to fix it.
recommended pattern, it was fun and easy and would be a great way to practice your crochet, if you're looking to do that---it's worked flat rather than in the round (you make two matching halves and sew them together) and it has increases and decreases and working in front and back loops! And you get this super-cute fish out of it. The style of the increases and decreases creates these really...curvy pieces, so that even before it's stuffed, it's all puffy and 3-D and sweet. I'm not even a fish fan, and I can't stop squishing this guy fondly.
Check out other, possibly more cohesive posts at Finished Object Friday, Fibers on Friday, and Fiber Arts Friday. :D