Oh What A Beginning It Was!!! *sigh* I had to rip it out and rip it out and rip it out. Four times! But I finally figured it out!
I needed my project to be 25 inches wide. I finally succeeded in getting it that way. I chained 88 and then double crocheted in the 3rd chain from the hook, then all the way across to the end of the row. Then I chained 2, turned, and double crocheted all the way back. This will be repeated for the entire length of the project.
This photo shows my progress as of 5 pm tonight.