Rows 3-17

Work all of the stitches in row 3 through the back loops of row 2. All of the stitches for the body are worked in the back loops only. 

In crochet speak, the abbreviation that means "crochet through the back loops only" is "blo" so the pattern looks like this:

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sc in the second ch from the hook, 4 sc, 4 hdc, ch 2, 2 sk st, 4 hdc, 5 sc  (20)

What's a back loop, you ask? The back loop is the side of the horizontal V that's further away from you. So instead of putting your hook under the entire horizontal V, put it only under the side of the V further away from you like this:

hook under back loop only

After you're done, your piece should look like this:

You've made it past the hard part – figuring out the motions and following a pattern. For the next few rows, you'll keep on practicing the sc and hdc stitches:

Rows 4-15: ch 1 and turn, sc in the second ch from the hook, 4 sc, 10 hdc, 5 sc  (20)

Make the second slit for the wing in Row 16.

Row 16: ch 1 and turn, sc in the second ch from the hook, 4 sc, 4 hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sts of the previous row, 4 hdc, 5 sc  (18)
Row 17: ch 1 and turn, sc in the second ch from the hook, 4 sc, 10 hdc, 5 sc  (20)

As you make the next few rows, your piece will start to curve and be wider in the middle.