I am still learning to crochet, but it's taking me a while to get the hang of it! Thanks to all of you, I think I have figured out the turning chain and its relation to the stitch count. I am now attempting to crochet a bath mat. Here's my question. If I understand correctly, you do not generally crochet into the first stitch (hole) in the row on a dc row because the turning chain counts as a stitch. This pattern calls for one row of sc. Check. The pattern then states to dc into first sc. I assume this means that I crochet into the first hole below the first stitch, even though this stitch would usually be skipped on a dc row?