The season is certainly turning cold here. The bite of winter has me digging out the wool and crochet hook as I do enjoy freeform crochet.
For anyone who is interested in freeform crochet this tutorial on How to make a bullion illustrates in 19 steps how to work crochet bullion stitches. Since this stitch is often difficult to master many freeform crochet fans will find it useful.
Crafy Daisies has also produced a tutorial with a video on basic crochet in Lesson 1 of Learn to Crochet