Crochet in rows

Now to learn how to crochet flat things! To make any flat thing, you first need to make a slip knot. Grab the tan yarn and watch this video to learn how:

Then make a foundation chain of 7 chain stitches, abbreviated "ch 7":

Last step - crochet 6 sc into this foundation chain. Where you put your hook for this first row after a foundation is a little different from how you crochet in rounds, so watch carefully:

Here's what you just did, written in pattern form:

Row 1: ch 7 (7)
Row 2: sc in the second stitch from the hook, 5 sc  (6)