Working double crochet on row 3

My pattern says to chain 3 on row 3 at the beginning then on chain 1 to begin double crochet, working double crochet all the way across my work. Im just doing a simple blanket… when i do what the instructions says i get uneven work…

What am i doing wrong?

I may have just answered my owm question… when i chain those extra three i do not count “chain 1” as the one closest to my hook right? Chain 1 will be on my work already done correct?

Yes, ch 3 then start in your last stitch - ch 3 is basically getting you high enough to start a new row.

Thank you :slight_smile: