Welcome. This could also have going in the General Knitting forum since it is knitting related, but here is ok too, since the off topic forum covers everything and anything.
It sounds like you are on a great start with your knitting. As for reading patterns... It comes with time and practice.
If you want to expand your pattern reading you can look up dishcloth patterns that call for a little extra, or even some great scarf patterns. There are sooo many scarves you can make... a whole list of patterns can be found HERE
If you ever need help that's what we are here for.