New knitter

I’m a new knitter..i mean I’m teaching myself and can say im not a good teacher.. How do you teach yourself the stitches that are needed to make nice looking projects.

How do you K2tog, drop stitch  and increase/decrease?? I got the knit and purl stitches along with cast on and bind off down. These are a must know when making projects..and reading patterns..really?? Help me!!