After an evening of watching a few episodes of our current TV show on DVD series this is what I wound up with.....
Pretty sad thats what I got accomplished in like 3 hours - but in my defence the Wraith were bombarding Atlantis and I had to pay attention to the shows we were watching! After a while I noticed that the few rows that I had been working on didn't look 'quite right' and figured I should attempt something new (I should have consulted youtube for some crochet tutorials but why do that when I can wing it instead?!?!) so I did some hook-loop-yarn through the loop-and repeat type thing and wound up with the stitches at the top of the rectangle.
Apparently the 'hook-loop-yarn through the loop-and repeat type thing' is an actual stitch!!! My SIL verified that I had indeed did a real crochet stitch!
So I got a good start under my belt with my sad little rectangle that I promptly ripped apart after I took pictures of it because I had to destroy any hard physical evidence of my bad crocheting skills. Time to keep practicing and maybe, just maybe I'll be able to make something somewhat worthwhile eventually! ;)