The links I've stuck in this post are affiliate links which means Craftsy will give me a few extra pennies for sending you their way. I've bought patterns myself from them before and not had any problems so I'm happy to recommend them as an alternative to Ravelry (which is also super great btw).
When I signed up to be a Craftsy affiliate, I get to try out one of their craft courses free. I must say, I've not really looked at their courses before but if it's free, I'll certainly be giving one of them a go. I might even deviate from crochet for a while! If you have a crafty website and fancy joining the Craftsy affiliate program the linky is here.
There's cake decorating which presumably implies some sort of cake making ability so I'll probably give that a miss.
Although..there's cooking type classes too....oooh La la French pastries!!!! Not sure it's really me though..much easier to pop to the supermarket and much more likely to be edible plus I tend to frighten the kids when I try to get creative in the kitchen.
This looks interesting, even though I rarely wear jewelry, I'm sure my family would appreciate gifts that aren't crocheted...not once have I seen my mum sporting the beard I made her (tho maybe it's because I only had a ginger yarn)...
The courses cost about as much as a book on the subject so I guess pretty good value. Can't really say till I've tried one though.
Anyway, as I said at the top, I do get compensated for sending surfers to Craftsy but this and anything from pattern sales goes towards buying yarn and making new patterns so any happy clicking is much appreciated! I'm gonna go back to creating but if I spot any other interesting courses, I'll put them here so I can narrow my selection down a bit. If anybody has personal recommendations on their courses I'd be very interested.