I managed to talk myself out of learning how to quilt (which I still want to learn someday), but I stumbled upon a blog, Maybe Matilda, that is hosting a crochet-a-long FOR BEGINNERS. Lots of pictures, detailed instructions, and starting with the very basics -- how could I not give it a try?!?
And so, I humbly present my first attempt at crocheting:
Just practicing single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches. Haven't started an actual pattern yet.