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 white yarn and watch this video to learn how:

Make a foundation chain of 31 chain stitches, abbreviated "ch 31":

Crochet 30 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. Also we're going to switch to red yarn in the next step, so pause before you finish that 30th sc in the foundation chain: