Just learning or relearning crochet? Start with these easy projects

Wikipedia's story on Crochet:

Crochet patterns have an underlying mathematical structure and have been used to illustrate shapes in hyperbolic geometry that are difficult to reproduce using other media or are difficult to understand when viewed two-dimensionally.

Our story:

Let's start with dishcloths. Crochet is wonderful, relaxing, and darn easy to rip out stitches and do over when gabbing instead of counting.

Dishcloths are the best to learn on and the best excuse to buy yarn and notions in obscene amounts, "I'm making something practical" "It's a gift" "It's better for the environment" Whatever! Let's get going...

Scarves are great and they're really just long dishcloths but you can use yummy, impractical yarn that you'd never use in the kitchen. For the first time you should use practical, washable yarn that is machine washable and medium weight (example being Caron Simply Soft Brights)

This hat is not as hard as it may look. It involves clusters.

Cluster = (yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in next sp, yo and draw though all loops on hook

It is also not as scary as that definition looks either-Clusters are fun once you get going! Check out the crochet video lessons and also look around YouTube for visual help.