I had a friend who has a birthday in April…I started this before her birthday, and am just now finishing it. It is made with 5 strands of yarn, and the ‘pattern’ is:
chain however many
one row single crochet
one row single crochet, chain 1 skip single crochet, single crochet (repeat)
My advice: Believe in yourself, believe in someone else, let someone believe in you.