The following adjustments were made to get it within the boundaries,: we are going to use a D hook instead of H, the circles are going to have 25 stitches instead of 30.
Follow the original pattern for how to do the circles and the joining/weaving of them --BEWARE # 4 is a pain to do --make sure you are going up when it says up and down where it says down otherwise it won't look like the picture. To save on frustration I pinned my circles together to stop them from shifting once they were completed that was a big help with getting # 4 where I needed it to go.
Leaving your circles pinned together (if you did) attach white w/sc, ch 3, skip next stitch, sc. your way around outside of the "square". join w/sl st to first sc. should look like pic below.
2nd rnd: sl st into first ch 3 sp, ch 5 dc ch 2 dc ch 2 dc in same space, *do "V" stitch in next 5 ch 3 sp's, then 3 "V"s in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * till back to beg ch 5, join w/sl to 3rd st of chain 5. should look like this:
Measure your square now. If you are at 5 1/2" or more then you need to SC the next rnd. if less then 5 1/2"
then do next rnd in HDC I cheat -- the brown thing under my square is a 6 x 6 square of cardboard, so I just lay may square on it so I know if I am within the 6" limit, makes less work for Sue.
any questions can be posted here , I will keep an eye out for them, Thanks Brenda (itty)