Do you count the chain on the hook?
The chain on your hook does not count as a chain stitch. There will always be a loop on your hook while you’re crocheting no matter what stitch you’re using. It never counts.
Do you chain 2 or 3 for double crochet?
Instructions typically tell you to chain 3 for a double crochet or chain 4 for a treble crochet. Instead, chain one less. In other words, chain 2 for a double-crochet turn or chain 3 for a treble-crochet turn.
What is front post double crochet?
The Front Post Double Crochet is a method for making texture on the right side of your fabric. It is made by working into the row below, and pulls the fabric up and out on the right side, forming a bump in the fabric. It’s a technique used in cables, ribbing, simulated stitches, and basketweaves.