Start a crochet oval
Crocheting an oval involves crocheting on both sides of a foundation chain and putting multiple single crochet stitches at the ends of the chain. It can be tricky to see where to put your hook in the foundation chain, so watch the video below for a demo:
Want to start one with only 4 foundation chain stitches in it instead? The concept is the same, but here's a video to make it crystal clear.