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very basic question

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Hi I'm new and a bit of a beginner…
To start a chain you do the basic knot… then you chain 1.. that is the first chain, right.?. You don't count the loop from the beginning knot, right?

I was following a tutorial pattern.. "start with 49 chains.. but she showed the knot as the first chain.

Such a basic question.. am I making sense?

Thank you for your help!
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I've crocheted for 40 plus years and never counted the slip knot as a chain.
Slip knot , chain 1, chain2, chain 3, etc
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