I've always wanted to learn to crochet. I tried a couple of years ago to teach myself and that was a disaster! I have a co-worker who crochets and she's been teaching me. Here are my first finishes. They're not necessarily the prettiest finishes, but I'm the only one who'll be using them, so who cares!!
Green woven~Crocheted using ww cotton
Purple Variegated~Single crochet throughout (got those sc stitches down pat!!)
Rainbow~Single crochet throughout and a lacy edge. Stitched with peaches & cream ww cotton.
As for cross stitching...not so much going on there! LOL I've been too busy crocheting!