i don't know how to crochet. my mom taught me how to do the first row.. but now i forgot. i can't even make it to the second row either. i tried some websites suggested here and YouTube, but i am an extremely slow (visual) learner. im not so good when it comes to reading instructions. im better at being shown how to do it. what do i do? ):
I just learned how to crochet in the last month or so! I used a couple of books that had good detailed instructions and diagrams (Teach Yourself Visually: Crochet and Stitch n Bitch The Happy Hooker), but it sounds like that's not your preferred method. If the Youtube videos aren't helpful, then you can either find a local yarn shop that does lessons (you probably just need one: crochet is REALLY easy -- once you learn how to do a single crochet into your starting chain and how to turn, everything is else is just an elaboration on that basic technique), or buy a DVD, or get a friend who knows how to show you.
You Tube, seriously. Great tutorials and you can go back and see it again as many times as you want. I started with a basic granny square and went from there. I then started checking out some basic stitch books from the library and taught myself to read a pattern.
But YouTube is a great resource!
Definitely give youtube another try. I like bobwilson123. Her videos are easy tofoloow and I love how her Aussie accent makes "cro-shay" come out as "cro-shuh". Heehee
Anyway, my grandmother taught me basic stitches when I was like 7yo but I never learned how to make anything useful. About a year ago, I got the inspired idea to see if youtube had any good tutorials and sure enough, I am now an official crochet-er.
Check out what I made recently for a friend:
I know I'm really late to this thread - But I LOVE The Crochet Crowd. Mikey does an amazing job teaching everything from the basic stitches to complete projects step by step with great camera work. He's a sweetheart and is ADORABLE!