I am in a similar boat of never having picked up a needle before. I did want to learn enough to use with my knitting loom though. We ended up having a four session class on Crochet 101. My problem was that I am left-handed and all of the instructors are right-handed. Each one has told me that I need to "go home and search YouTube.". One of them feels so badly about it that she even offers to sit and watch with me.
The videos by this lady really helped me though. She has both right and left handed. I was able to download the videos and put them on a DVD for playing through the TV instead of lugging out a laptop or watching on an iPad with ads. She has each lesson numbered and on her website, crochetguru.com, she also has the instructions written out with photos. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCEi5vDi04oNB_I2Nws7mA8Q.