I never was very good at readingdirections and getting it right. I'm a visual person and need someone to sit down and show me how something works. So when I can read something like my post title there and figure it out on my own.... I get pretty dang proud of myself.
I just learned how to do a Single Crochet Chain, a.k.a a "Double Chain." It creates a sturdier base for projects and is awesome to create a cord or trim on finished projects. It took me a couple tries to get it, but it's SO easy.
If you care:
Ch2, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *insert hook under LEFT vertical front lp of sc you just made, yo, pull through lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (sc made), then rep from * to desired length.
(If you're a beginner and need a translation; ch = chain, sc = single crochet, lp= loop, yo = yarn over)
I kept getting lost at the "insert hook under LEFT vertical front lp of sc you just made," part. I was holding it sideways, duh. If you're holding it hook to the right yarn to the left, chain dropping vertically down, you'll see 2 tiny vertical loops right under the hook, go through the left one.
Dude, I rock. In a seriously old-lady-geek kind of way.