Salt Lake City ComicCon FanX is just around the corner, so it seemed like a good time for another clothing related DIY, just in case you want to rock some fandom shoes during the convention (though maybe not heels with all the walking that's involved).
These shoes are a pretty easy, and you can raid your local thrift shop for something with the shape and fit you want without having to worry about the rest of it's look. And between print on demand fabrics and the rise in geek fabrics available at most craft stores, you can make some seriously...
Pixel art using granny squares is a great way to get a complex look while keeping it simple. This is a fantastic project for someone just getting past the basics of crochet because the repetitive creation of the granny squares really hones your skills with the various kinds of stitches, without making it too tedious.
To get an idea of how granny square crochet pixel art works, check out this tutorial by russm313 on Instructable to make this 8-bit Super Mario blanket.