Most crochet projects for beginners begin with a very simple stitch called the Chain Stitch.
It is the foundation for most projects and therefore must be even and uniform. As the base for your project, is the most important stitch to learn first. The stitch is not complicated to learn and with a little patience you will be crocheting amazing chains in no time.
These links will help you learn your first crochet stitch, the Chain Stitch!
Chain Stitch in step-by-step pictures and written instructions from About.com
A fantastic "How to Chain Stitch" video from The Knit Witch
Marie from "Make and Takes" has an excellent Intro to Crochet Chaining
The most important thing to remember it to relax, breath, and have FUN!