but I'm stuck on the easy square at row 2 when it says "dc around half dc" - can anyone help? I don't understand where to put the hook in to do the dc.
I know that amdm has already answered this but I wanted to highlight her answer again so that everyone sees it and gets it right!
at the end of the first round you made 1 hdc into the 3rd of beginning 3 ch. That hdc formed a loop, which is the corner of the square. You insert your hook into that loop. Hope this helps.
Be sure to insert the hook INTO the loop!