Art of Crochet by Teresa was very helpful for me in learning how to do no chain foundation, baby beanie and baby cocoons. she also has lots of youtube videos. very good ones. I'm also a beginner and the simple instructions paired with the video tutorials helped a lot. check out my diaper cover pattern. my first one. It probably has some mistakes but it's very simple. any mistakes you find please tell me.
Good luck on your crocheting!