Need easy crochet stitch for challenged beginner
I'm not a crochet'er or knitter. But I want to make simple rectangle cat pads/mats for the feral cat that lives in a box on my patio. I bought some all wool #4 yarn and a K crochet hook.
Since I couldn't find a thick all wool I thought I'd double the strands.
Any help with
1) instructional video - a woman at the store mentioned a yarn...B something whose website she thought had good ones but I can't remember the name.
2) recommendations of a good for this purpose stitch that is really truly easy to figure out and do (I am really bad at figuring out spatial things and directions).
I thought, and still may, do a.....regular? straight? plain? stitch but thought I'd ask if there was something else that
(a) would be warmer and (b) may be less likely to snag.
Last, the yarn available, Lion Fishermen's wool, says perfect for felting. Does this mean I should make my rectangle bigger and wash it so it tightens to a tighter mat? Some air pockets sometimes mean warmer, not sure which way to go here.