I'm trying to learn to crochet, youtube has not been my friend! There was a thread here a few weeks back with some good links and I can't find it now, one with links to Aussie or British tutorials which were quite to the point.
I can't knit very fast and would like to produce a few blankets at some point so crochet seems my only option!
I found a local wool shop that does day courses and it was brilliant, £35 for tuition in a small group, all having fun, lunch and materials. At the end we could all do the main stitches and turn. I did a second day doing granny squares and from that most things are now possible. I have a Rowan book of how to crochet too which is okay but I found you can't. Beat facing someone show you as some things I just couldn't get from the book. Do you know someone local who would teach you? God luck, I'm now hooked (pun intended).