Ok this may seem like a silly question, but I am super new to crocheting (just started last night!) because I figure it is a good idea to know both knit and crochet.
I am just doing a sampler type thing to practice my stitches, and am starting with the slip stitch. If I have 20 chains (I would like the piece to be 20 stitches wide), do I first make one more chain (so I would technically have 21 chain stitches) before turning the work and starting my slip stitch row?
You know how when you make a single crochet stitch you chain one at the end of the row (that one is not counted as a stitch) to get the hook up to the level of the stitch?
Basically, do I do the same thing (chain one more extra) with the slip stitch as well?