Wow!!! Thanks so much for the quick responses. I do get that I should increase at each end (and appreciate the tip on increasing one to two stitches in) what I didn't get is should row 1 really be called row 2 because how do you increase at the beginning of a cast on row - wouldn't that simply be casting on another stitch - oh boy!!!
Here is the pattern for better clarification - I'm making cute little easter bunnies for my girls' baskets
Thanks for your help!!!