Thanks! I'll check it out. I completely forgot about youtube. I learned all the basic stitches from tutorials on youtube.
I'd check youtube for tutorials (oh, the free wonder of youtube!). I've seriously learned about a zillion new crochet stitches by youtubing it (I just searched for giggles, using 'how to crochet a granny square for beginners', and got a ton of hits). Crazy, huh? The granny I do most often is what I think of as the traditional granny (which are actually the ones in the pictures). They're pretty easy, and you should be able to pick it up in no time.