Everyone learns differently. Lion Brand’s website (www.lionbrand.com)has put together a great layout for teaching the beginner crocheter. Each lesson has a description of the technique along with illustrations. Most also have a video demonstrating the technique. This is a great place to start if you are interested in learning. Go through the tutorials and practice with a skein. Once you are comfortable with the basic stitches, try out a pattern!
Don’t be afraid to get “hooked”!