I learned the basic crochet stitches from my Nanny when I was young. For those of you not familiar, "Nanny" is the term for Godmother in Louisiana. "Paran" is the term for Godfather. So to clarify, I was not raised with a Nanny, as in Governess. Since moving up here to Colorado, I have been asked that on quite a few occasions.
But back to my point, my Nanny taught me the basics of crochet. She also knitted. So did my father's mother and my mother (crochet). I have been wanting to learn to knit, but I decided that since I already had the basics of crocheting, why not just expound on that hobby?
I got myself this highly recommended book for beginner crocheters. It also came with some yarn and needles and markers. I figured that would just be langiappe since I already have skeins of yarn and some needles tucked away in a huge rubbermaid of crafting supplies.
Hopefully, I will be able to take some time to get crafty and make something granny-tabulous!