I have finished a poncho that has a slit in the front and the directions below are to create a tie to close the front at the neck. The directions for the neck edging are as follows.
Using crochet hook , work sl st edging as foll: Work sl st in first st, *ch 1, work sl st in next 2 sts; rep from * Attach yarn to each neck edge corner and work 6" long chains for ties.
What stitch is the 'first st'?
Would I work the stitches into the edge of the poncho or create this separately and then attach?