I took a class from http://www.craftsy.com on how to do Cabled Crochet. I was never able to figure out how to do the cross in right direction. Now I know and it wasn’t that hard. Seeing the instructor do it took all my problems away. The project was to be a purse but after doing one repeat, I decided that I didn’t like the feel of the yarn I was using and will in the future make the purse with a nicer yarn.
Added benefit: I went through the yarns and got rid of anything I didn’t like the feel of. If it doesn’t feel good, I don’t want to work with it so it’s gone.