The crochet pattern starts:
ch 2. 6 hdc in first ch. join
If you aren't familiar with magic circle in crochet for starting a circle, you might want to check it out. I find it works much better for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjYPFBP85c
Sue, I'm going to add some aspirin to my coffee.
Thanks! That's interesting and helpful to know.