I learned to crochet when I was a sophomore in college. At that time I knew two stitches, I could make scarves and blankets. I had no talent beyond squares and rectangles. I wanted to learn more but had not resources until I started my second job and I now work with a team of fellow crochet nuts. I had never been taught how to read a pattern. However the more I learn the more risks I take and my goal is to start blogging about resources I use to figure out stitches, patterns, etc. I hope this helps other fellow novice crochettes out there to take the chance and try new and difficult patterns. Don't be afraid to look at more difficult patterns, as my teacher friend reminded me, once you can read the pattern you usually already know how to do everything else. I'll show pictures of my final projects when I complete them.