my mom taught me when I was 15 (we don't have to talk about how long ago that was ) but really all I can do is a basic stitch. I would actually advise looking for youtube tutorials. I have a friend who learned entirely that way.
I agree with Katie, most books aren't much help (other then teaching how to read patterns, which can be difficult in Crochet) I can only do simple stuff like Single Crochet and Double Crochet, but have done a few projects, a ruffled scarf and a newsboy hat are probably my biggest achievements.
I got the basics from my aunt and then used You Tube to reinforce it, look up Knit Witch on YouTube I find her tutorials excellent.
Also Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com) is a great place to find patterns, there are boxes that let you select your difficulty and cost (I like free).
My mom kept wanting to teach me to crochet, but for some reason that's a hobby of hers I never picked up.--- that and smocking. I started to teach myself to knit long ago. Wish I'd stuck with it. I might just look into it all again.