It's not going to work out that way. I personally would use a 3 stitche repeat; 2 dc in single stitch, ch1, skip 2; repeat. That keeps your stitch count even. Why they have you do an additional dc in the last stitch I don't know - it throws the pattern off; you could just slip stitch to the first DC at the end of the round and be symettrical.
MMario - *REAL* men knit LACE