Several hours of concentration later, I got it!
I'm having so much fun with my first project, some granny squares to turn into a dolly's blanket.
Only I've had a bit of a hiccup - on Friday night I broke my crochet hook! It was just a plastic one. After visting both the local wool shops yesterday to find another 4.5mm, neither had them in stock so what's a girl to do - start another project using a different sized hook! I'll check out with my co-workers on Monday to see if any of them have the size I'm after.
Thanks for stopping by :)