Hi and welcome to KH and to knitting!
Every time you work across the stitches on the needle counts as a row. So if the pattern calls for 6 rows, work 6 rows including the last row worked. It may help to use a row counter or a paper and pencil to make sure you're keeping track.
Some patterns and videos count the cast on as a row, but I usually don't. I think that's fairly common practice.
Post the row instructions for the eyelets (and the pattern name and a link if possible) and someone is sure to be able to help. There are great videos at the top of the page for many techniques including yarn overs and k2tog which are commonly used in making eyelets.