There's a lot to be said for having high standards when you make things.
But it's also good for beginners to cut themselves a little slack.
It takes a while to become a lean, mean crocheting machine. With practice, one's stitches become more and more even Patterns no longer leave you scratching your head. And sometimes you don't even bother to use a pattern; you just make it up yourself.
To beginners, I would say, "There's a spa cloth in your future. You'll wrap it around a bar of almond-scented soap and proudly tie it with with a satiny ribbon.
"And your dishcloth looks pretty darn good, too."