I think the hardest thing about making resolutions is actually starting them. Three and a half years ago when I made the New Year's resolution to learn how to crochet, I wasn't sure where to begin. Thankfully, I found some great sites that helped me tremendously. With this in mind, I want to share some great links to get you stitching away!
I found that the easiest way to practice was by making granny squares which I later stitched together to make my 1st blanket. At the beginning, you'll feel a bit awkward with the crochet hook but don't get discouraged; you'll start to notice that every square you stitch will look better than your last!
I'm very visual, so books have never worked for me. These first two sites have great pics and go step by step with creating granny squares:
The 3rd site is a youtube video that was helpful to me; it's short but sweet!
This last site is amazing. The blog's author created a series of how-to videos which is very detailed and easy to follow (I wish I had had this!).
Now that you have the resources, don't delay. "Make" your resolution come true! Sue