Most motives are not worked in rows but are worked in rounds from the center out. Unless otherwise stated in the pattern instructions, do not turn the work between rounds but continue with the same side facing and treat this as the right sight of the fabric. the center ring is usually formed by a number of chains joined together with a slip stitch to form a ring.
How to slip stitch: sl st=slip stitch
This is the shortest of all crochet stitches. Unlike other stitches, slip stitches are not used on their own to produce fabric. The slip stitch is used for joining, shaping and where necessary, to move the yarn to another part of the fabric for the next stage.
(1)Insert the hook into the work (shown in the second chain from hook in the illustration).
(2,3) Yarn over and pull yarn through both the work and the loop on the hook in one movement.
(4,5) To join a chain ring with a slip stitch, insert the hook into first chain, yarn over and pull the yarn through the work and the loop on the hook.
(2) Make a slip stitch to join the chains into a ring.