I just learned about a new crochet stich. it's called a crocodile stitch. I don't remember seeing it before, but I maybe have .. it's just that it's striking me as interesting now.
This person shares a pattern for a free scarf - I think this would make a great Special Olympics Scarf don't you?
She even includes some links for youtube videos that demonstrate the pattern.
:) I may have to try this one out! :)