I have used AU/UK terminology : to convert to US go here
If you are not sure how to form a ring from your chain stitches to start off : look at my video here
I join these together using double crochet : just in the back loops because I like the way that looks!
I used a 5mm hook and 8 ply yarn.
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Sorry they are a wee bit blurry : I took the photos on my phone!