I am passionate about my handicrafts, and by definition a quaintrelle should live her life with passion so it is my belief that any good quaintrelle should dedicate a portion of her time to making some sort of beauty. I have many passe temps that take care of this requirement for me.
One is crochet, a skill many would describe as difficult but I say it just takes some time and patience to perfect.
I am a visual learner myself and have grown addicted to Teresa's tutorials. Teresa really has a knack for making crochet quite simple and beginner can truly catch on quickly. She also makes tutorials for lefties, so no one has a reason not to try crochet for themselves.
Once you're mastered the hook and yarn, and terminology you can head over to Crochet Pattern Central, a data base for all free patterns available on the web.
You can find patterns for almost anything from a cute scarf to a kawaii amigurumi.