My grandmothers taught me to crochet but I rarely did it so I forgot how. Later as a teen, I bought the "I Taught Myself How to Crochet" book at Roses department store (anyone remember Roses???) and relearned.
Here is a blanket I finished this morning for the daughter my brother and his wife are expecting in January. It's a basic pink grannie square with a pink, fushia, and brown border. I am not into pink, even for my girls, but I know my SIL will love it