I've been trying to learn crochet for a few months now. I am in the middle of crocheting a blanket, which I'm really pleased with.
I used the pattern for Summer Garden Granny Squares that Attic24 has posted on her blog. I found these very easy to follow, although I'm not very good at making the squares all the same size!!! Of course, practice will make perfect (hopefully!) but for the time being I've just kind of "gone with it" for this blanket.
Despite the fact that it will ultimately cost quite a lot of money over the next couple of years, I decided to subscribe to the new magazine that was advertised on the TV - The Art of Crochet.
Now, the magazine does say that the best way to learn is to keep starting again in order to practice getting the stitches the same size, but I think that I may be too cack-handed because I really struggled! Any tips or advice would be gratefully received!!