Basic crochet stitches
Wrap the working end of yarn clockwise around the 1st finger to create a working loop. Leave the working end of yarn behind the working loop.
Draw the working end through the working loop.
Pull both ends of yarn down to create a slip knot. Adjust the tension of the loop on hook by pulling the working end.
*yoh (a) and draw the yarn through the loop on hook to complete one chain stitch (b).
Repeat from * to create the next chain.
There are 9 chains in the picture.
Double crochet (dc)
*Insert the hook through the 2nd chain from hook (or the next stitch of a working row), yoh and draw the yarn through the chain (or stitch).
Draw the yarn through both loops on hook to complete a dc stitch.
Repeat from * to create the next dc. There are 8 dc stitches in the picture.