It is helpful to crochet the starting chain using a hook that is one size larger than the hook you plan to use for the rest of the project. If you do not switch crochet hooks, be sure to crochet your starting chain loosely.
Work sc stitches in front loops unless directed otherwise.
Row 1: sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in every ch afterwards. (36 sc)
Rows 2 - 6: Ch 2, turn. Work entire row in sc. (36 sc)