I was writing a response to my last post in the comment section... but it turned into a really long comment, so I just decided to make a little post instead. Here's my reply to the comments so far on the post below:
I learned how to crochet from a roommate like 6 years ago. She had me take it one little step at a time... making a REALLY long chain, pulling it apart, and doing it again and again until I got the hang of it. Then she taught me the actual stitch and how to continue stitching lines.
I didn't really start to crochet again until like last year and, though I thought I had forgotten how to do it, it all came back to me. Like riding a bike. So, you might be surprised what you remember, if you've learned once before.
The more "advanced" stitching techniques I learned online. I was looking at tutorials online and had no idea what they were talking about. I didn't understand all the lingo so I googled them. But I found the most helpful instructions on youtube! I could actually see all the steps they were doing, pause or rewind it, and watch it all again. So awesome.
I also got a book from my mother-in-law that tells me all my need-to-knows about crocheting.
For those nearby, I would love to show you what I know about crocheting. I can't guarantee I'm the best teacher... and hopefully I'm not doing anything wrong! But if you're interested in getting together sometime let me know. I can organize a time to teach a little class thing.