The prototype for this had only one weakness: it's tendency to fall over whenever I put something heavier than a single crochet hook in it.
This version is just a crocheted cover for a glass jar to hold my crochet hooks. Much better.
I did about half of it in single crochet, and then did a couple of rounds in double crochet, and finished it off with those little rounds that you put on crochet flowers. I added the hot pink bow on a whim, and even though it looks kind of weird with the burgundy yarn, it fits in my room.
Finally, a successful improv crochet project!