I have recently discovered the books for Dummies and I love them. they are so helpful and they have one for anything you can think of. I first got the digital photography for dummies and digital art photography for dummies. I am getting a new DSLR camera and was really excited to learn how to take more professional looking pictures. I just went to the library and checked out a bunch of books and the for dummies books were my favorite. I have since picked up Crocheting for dummies and knitting for dummies. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was younger, but I had never knitted before and I just taught myself how to do it last night using this book. I get the books from my local library, but is you are one of those people who would rather spent money half.com is a great place to buy books. They have lots of books for as low as 75 cents.
If you don't want to go to the library or buy books then just google what ever it is you want to learn and there are tons of sites out there. You can also get free patterns off the internet. I do this by googling free pattern and then what ever it is that I want a pattern of. When ever I find a site that I really like that has lots of free projects I add a link to my side bar so this website is also a good way to find things if you don't want to weed through all the websites yourself.