So things are improving, as you can see. I can now get farther than the first chain, but why does everything I make go in circles? I've tried over and over, watched different tutorials, enlisted the help of my mom, and no luck. I don't want to make hot pads. I want to make scarves! I thought crocheting was going to be relaxing and perfect for road trips and such, but this is brutal. AND my ball of yarn got in the knot of the century, and it took six hours in the car to untie half of it. Yup, half of it. Quitting never looked so good, but I've spent way too long in my efforts to get this, and I will beat it. (I reserve the right to take that back if things continue). Help please.