Lionbrand.com is a bit of trip down memory lane for me as this site houses a number of poncho, cape and shawl patterns. The sort of thing I made when I was twenty something. There are basic directions on how to crochet and the site is loaded with free patterns. Aussies would have to substitute the yarn and work a swatch because I don’t think this yarn is available down under. (I could be wrong but I have not seen it locally) But they do provide a Yarns by Weight chart.