I declare this "Design Day". Today I'm going to play and see what happens. Wish me luck!
When I was growing up, we always had a puzzle going at Christmas time. Usually it was a huge puzzle of intricate Victorian Christmas trees with the story of 'Twas the night before Christmas' on it. Legend has it that my brother has that puzzle now (I'll have to remember to ask him). But, I have acquired a few Christmas puzzles over the years and this is the one Chief chose for this year. Chief is really good a puzzles, still this one took a little help from Nanny, and Grandpa Joe and me to get it done during the holidays. Chief, of course, got to put in the last piece.
I can't think of a good tie-in for crochet. I guess you could think of a crochet project with the stitches like "pieces" and on a larger scale, the pieces of a garment like larger pieces of a puzzle and how they go together. Definitely motifs are like pieces, especially when the color pattern makes different visual illusions when they are turned different ways.