ok I can try to explain it without pictures.
say your pattern looks like this:.
Ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1). dc, ch 1 11 times in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. (12 dc, 12 ch 1 sp).
Ch5=chain 5 times
sl st=slip stitch
(a slip stitch is where you have one loop on your hook & insert it into the first loop of the other side of the chain. You YO (explained below) and pull that loop thru both chains)
from that point you
dc=double crochet in the circle. How you do that is YO (this is where you bring the yarn from behind your hook over it to the fron) then insert your hook in the middle of the big loop you just made with the 5 chains. YO again, pull that back thru & finish you dc.
When you have done that as many times as stated you need to connect them again with a slip stitch & then you chain 4 again from there & start all over again this time inserting your hook in the top of the dc's.
If you need me to describe how to do any of those stitches more let me know, I just posted this assuming you know some stitches
oh man i just tried that and i got as far as connecting the loop before it went to s***