There is plenty to craft in Elder Scroll V:Skyrim like weapon smithing,crafting and alchemy but its not as easy as it looks you need to explore a lot and experiment a lot in order to make interesting and powerful potions that could enhance your skills a lot and poisons to weaken your enemies.
Alchemy guide for beginners:
1.Alchemy helps you to create some powerful potions and poisons which helps you to enhance your mana,stamina and life and poisons helps you to weaken your enemies so alchemy helps a lot in skyrim.
2.For Alchemy you must have the required ingredients and an alchemy table.You have to combine different ingredients and check which potion you can make with them.
3.Alchemy requires alchemy knowledge for this you have to learn alchemy skills and read books of alchemy.
4.Alchemy requires three things