cabled vest/cowl - *Inspiration* this one is knit but you could easily crochet this so pull out your favorite scarf pattern and get to crocheting. You may need to adjust the width of the scarf. Once your scarf is long enough, wrap it around yourse.
It's inevitable: Every time I purge hoarded objects, I discover "I really could have used that." These and more great ideas here for applique (perhaps inspired by a hoard of pretty scraps) by a talented artist !