[Finger crochet stitches around the circle from the center], step: the first line on the index finger loosely around the two laps. Take crochet hook as shown in the line of rings. 3 thumb, middle finger pinch rings, then hook a needle as shown.
Found this nifty little gadget for sale over at KnitPicks. Would work for crochet as well. Wire Yarn Stranding Guide - “ This coiled ring is worn on the tip of your finger, to keep your yarns untangled and at an even tension while you knit a.