Just recently I've learnt to crochet... you can read more about that in my other blog... http://catherinecreatesatrubys.blogspot.co.uk Anyway, I've tried to teach myself numerous times over the years but my perfectionism had always got in the way. I finally learnt but because of the way I am, I can't do patterns. I find it much easier to look at a picture or item i'd like to make and do my own version. That way I've got no expectations to meet. And so far it's working.