I've been procrastinating for the last two years about designing and stitching a shop model croakie.
I didn't care for some of the designs that were available commercially. Finally, I decided to select a stitch and do it in various colors. Here are the beginnings of the Needle Nicely croakie. It is the nobuko stitch done in 3 shades from fuchsia to lavendar to pale lavendar.
This is a photograph of a non-needlepoint croakie.