Granny Stitch Patterns + Tutorials
For many people, the granny stitch is what people think of when you say "crochet." But don't write off granny stitches as outdated! While the technique is classic, it works beautifully to create modern blankets, shawls, and scrappy afghans.
Since you're inserting your hook between clusters of stitches instead of in a specific stitch, granny stitch patterns can make great mindless, take-along projects. They also work well for beginners who are just learning how to crochet.