My newest creation was a difficult one. I found Crochet! Magazine's Easy, No-Sew Crochet at a local store. It had over 60 projects with no needle assembly required. I couldn't wait to start my first pattern. I finally decided to try the "In the Loop" pattern that is described as a halter-style vest that can also be worn as a buttoned cowl. I used Red Heart's Super Soft in Burgundy and Gala Yarn for the scallop edging.
It took me three times with crocheting the entire pattern, including the time-consuming scallop edging, before I finally got it to fit right. For some reason, in the second half of the pattern each row had to be crocheted in reverse order. I don't know if it is a left-handed thing, or what. Anyway, I am pleased with the result. I think it was worth the effort.