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Starting a New Row
This, for most people, is the most difficult thing to do.
So. I will do my best to explain it, so you can make things.
Let's start from the beginning.
Chain (Ch) 15.
Let's do a row of single crochet.
First, skip the chain closest to your needle.
This is not the one on your needle, but the next one.
That skipped chain takes the place of your first single stitch.
Now, single crochet in the next chain and go to the end of your row. ( It's probably curling on you. That's normal!)
Now, for the turn.
Flip your row over so you can crochet down to the other end of the row.
Pay attention, the hard part is coming.
Skip the first single crochet of your row.
(Why, you ask? The chain 1 you did is considered a single crochet. So, you don't use the first one in the row. )
Now single stitch in the second single crochet from your needle.
OH!OH!OH! You just turned! :)