Try Nex Stitch, they have traditional and tunisian crochet stitch videos. They have a few free patterns.
Woolcrafting has instructions with step by set pictures. They also have free patterns and other helps.
Haas Design also has video of the basic crochet stitches.
Scarves and hats are also good beginner projects.
Place mats and napkin rings to go with a table runner can
Doily patterns can range from simple to advanced skills required.
Slippers and boot liners would be more intermediate to advanced.
Blankets and afghans tend to be larger projects but often repeat simple stitches or stitch patterns. Lap blankets can be a smaller starter project.
Shawls can be simple or intricate, much like the lacy doilies.
Then you have the fun stuff like Christmas orniments and animals.