The Crochet Box Stitch really comes into its own when worked in rows of graduating colors, or in alternating colors. From baby blankets to Ponchos, Afghans, and pillowcases, there's not much you cannot create using crochet box stitches.
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.