Learn to Crochet a Chain Stitch and a Single Crochet Stitch
Written instructions and diagrams: Learn To Crochet
Practice the chain stitch until it becomes easy for you and the chains come out mostly even. You can unravel and start over as many times as you want, so don’t worry you will be wasting yarn.
Once the chain stitch comes easily, the single crochet stitch will be easy to do, as you already have built up your dexterity and your best way of holding the hook and yarn. Don’t jump into single crochet too soon – take your time practicing the chain stitch. You will be much less frustrated if you nail that down first. Sort of like learning a sport where you practice skills like batting, catching, throwing, etc. before going on to play in the game.
Once you have the hang of it, move on to Step 3 for the instructions for the homework assignment.
Here is a good video tutorial on how to make a slip knot (to start your project) and how to do the basic chain stitch and single crochet stitch. These are the only stitches you will need to know in order to make a model of a hyperbolic plane.
Demonstration of CHAIN STITCH
Demonstration of SINGLE CROCHET STITCH
Demonstration of HOW TO CROCHET AN INCREASE