Crochet---String Bag instructions

Posted by: MACalifornia (IP Logged)
Date: August 28, 2009 11:01PM

I'm taking a break from knitting and looking into crocheting again. Haven't done this for some years and am having trouble at the beginning with the instructions.
I am making the base of the bag.
Instructions are; Base, chain 43
1st round; 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each ch until end of chain.
Do not turn.
Working into other side of chain, work 1 sc in each remaining loop of chain. Join with ss to first sc. 84 stitches.
I don't understand how to work on this while "not turning" and how am I winding up with 84 stitches which I guess I'm joining to form a circle?

Any help would be appreciated.