I feel I'm starting to get the hang of crochet now.
#1. Crocheted Gryffindor bookscarf / teddy bear scarf:
#2: Crocheted watermelon purse. Worked in the round! This pattern is a set of three fruit purses, so more to follow:
Working on a third project now, which features shells. I am working up to the granny square, at least, that's part of my plan!