i just grip my hook, oddly enough. i wrap and then i pick up each individual loop and pull it over the hooky part. i've tried it the "real" way, but i need more practice. i've only been at it for a couple of years, and i've made 4 scarves so far, i made 2 scarves in the process of about 3 weeks. i love crocheting. it's the most relaxing thing ever.
i remember my grandma's friend taught me and my cousin over spring break my freshmen year of college (i'm a jr. now). i remember i had difficulties getting it when i was at my grandmas house and then once i got back to school i got the hang of it. is all i could do for about 2 weeks was chain. and i made a rediculously long chain. it was pretty much a whole skien of yarn. XD i still have it somewhere.