Do you remember any crafts your grandmother used to work on? I know I can . . .
Now my grandmother used to do more knitting then crocheting, but I had an interest in it when I was a child. But I never really found any truly inspiring crochet or even knitting patterns then (which really wasn't that long ago). As a result, I gave up on crocheting. I also did not have a great teacher (if my grandmother had been alive she would have been a great teacher).
Back to the present, I have started crocheting again. I refreshed what I had forgotten on the basics of crocheting and started a beginner pattern. My Aunt really inspired me to give crocheting another try. All the fantastic yarns; colors, quality, material content . . . and so much more. Even the new patterns were so much more appealing to me. And there are plenty of free patterns from yarn company websites that are appealing.
I picked a beginner project and a baby gift at that for my sweet neighbors who just had a baby girl. I first tried the baby hat since I wanted to progress to adult hats for myself and my family/friends. Now, I will admit that it took me several tries before I finally got it down pat. Reading the pattern, I find can be tricky, more so than learning the crochet stitches. Once I finished the hat, I tried the baby booties pattern and that was easier and I was able to complete both after only ripping out the stitches once before I understood the pattern.