I've been at this for a couple of weeks now, and I'm slowly getting there.
I have decided to practice single and double crochet from the Craftsy class by making a blanket! I didn't have a pattern, just 5 balls of yarn I impulse-bought last time I was in Zürich... 3 of them are purple and have 150m/50g ball, two are multicolored and have 190m/50g ball. I'm still coming to turns with what that means now.
What I'm doing right now is purple-multicolor-purple-mc-purple, with the center purple in double crochet and the 4 outer ones(purple/mc x 2) in single crochet. I don't have a pattern, I just did a chain that looked long enough.
Mr T is saying this with be too small even for a single blanket... And I think that by now (on second mc, 60% done) I agree. I'm going to get some more yarn (maybe a gray or something) to make an outer edge, but as it looks now it might be too short. We will see. I have no way to source the exact yarn I am using until January so I might need to get creative.
I'll come back with a review on the Craftsy class, but so far I only went through the first few installments, but I have to say I'm not particularity impressed because all that stuff can be found on you tube. I am keeping my hopes up for the rest of the class though. I also haven't looked at the patterns provided with the class but I'm hoping those will be good too.