This is the book that I got the pattern out of and I totally recommend it for beginners. I taught myself to crochet 3 months ago and this book is the easiest to read. I found it at Micheal's but online I have seen it for as little as 4.oo
If your not interested in buying the book there are a ton of online patterns for free! The next pattern that I think that I am going to try out is at New thing crochet. She has the cutest little Mary Jane's. I will let you know how it goes.