I taught myself, explored with stitches and made thousands of projects mostly donated and never thought to take photos of. I'm an intermediate crocheter but if I do follow patterns I can make advanced stitches.
I tried knitting twice and completed 2 projects from a pattern book I'm proud of but found it tooooooo slow for my liking.
Most of my projects are modified stitches from...
Yes they are all free!!
This site has lots of yarn I purchased and they are good quality but my favourite yarns are
Panda soft 8 ply with 5mm hook
Sirdar crepe 4mm hook
Zhivargo 4.5mm hook
Acrylic 4ply and 8ply yarns
Mercerised cotton 2.5mm hook
Twilleys cotton 3mm hook