I hate to throw away those little bits of yarn that seem to accumulate after working a few crochet projects. So, I have broken out my spool knitter--
and I am making long lengths of cord, whatchacallit, or "fat yarn" (I have no idea of the correct name).
When the length of "fat yarn" becomes a bit unmanageable I take my S hook
and crochet things like this mat I'm making to put on the floor for Nellie Belle to nap on.
The long side of this mat is about 2 1/2 feet long. I'm planning to make it a square shape. If you do something like this, don't plan on it being a fast project just because you have lots of yarn scraps to use up. This takes a looooong time! I dismantled another rug thingie that I had previously made for my furry kids. I used too big of a hook and their nails kept getting caught in it so it had to go. Here's the blog post about the loose-weave mat --hard to believe it's been 5 years already.
There's my Nellie Belle and Opi. Sure do miss that little guy.
I frequently have CADD otherwise known as Crochet Attention Deficit Disorder so I go back and forth with this project, my current wip and scrappy grannies sometimes several times in an evening.
Sorry for the "ghosting" on some pictures. I don't know what does that.
Amazon has Christmas sweaters for your pets.