Start with a beginning row of 3 ch as shown in this post: http://wp.me/p51ZSQ-C
Join with slip stitch(sl st): inserting hook into first ch, wrap yarn over the hook(y/o), and pull it through both stitches:
Chain 1 and do a single crochet stitch: insert hook into the center of the circle. Yarn over and pull a loop through the center, yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook. Repeat 4 more times and you have a round of single crochet:
It is difficult to work in such a tight circle, so I suggest trying the Magic Circle.
From here go to the Stitches Tab above and click on the stitch you want to learn next.