I dove into my stash the other day and found a skein of green Encore yarn (from Plymouth Yarns), and I set out to make a crocodile stitch Christmas tree with it. I used up every last bit of the 200 yard skein. It is a very easy pattern, but it is a yarn eater.
When I finished it, I glued red sequins on each leaf with some tacky glue.free pattern for it.
A few people in my crochet classes are making this tree, and I am going to be teaching a 2 part class on how to make it in November... Just in time for Christmas.