Hey there, don't get too frustrated, twisting happens... there are a number of reasons why... most of them are about tension....
1) you chain may be too tight
2) you may be placing too many stitches in each chain (this is not a tension thing, this one is about counting...)
3) your stitches may be too loose
4) you may be using the wrong size hook for your project
Turning is another story... say you are making a scarf and you want it 30 stitches wide (by however many stitches it takes to get a good length)
You would start out with 31 chains (NOT including the slip knot to start your chain)
Your first single crochet would start in the second chain from the hook. COUNT your stitches to make sure you are only making 30 stitches to get to the end of the row. Some patterns tell you to chain one (and some want a chain 2,) chain one, and you will turn your work and begin again. Place your first single crochet in the very last single crochet you finished from the previous row of work (just before you chained one), count again, crocheting 30 stitches and repeat!
Hope that helps, I have no idea where you can find a video BUT if you have IM I would be happy to set up the web cam and show you! Just PM me!
yeah, the instructions are pretty good, but I'm still a tad confused. I really need to see someone doing it, in order for me to, haha. So yeah, if you don't mind I'll PM you. : D