Should have looked at the comments.. :teehee: Here's your answer.
Don’t worry about the missing rows, that’s just a typo in the pattern. It should read (IMO):
Cast on 5 stitches
Round 1: Knit around and join, being careful not to twist. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round. (5 stitches total)
Round 2: Make 1 stitch in each stitch. (10 stitches total)
Round 3: k1, yo around to marker. (20 stitches total) (round 5 on orig pattern)
Round 4: knit
Round 5: k2, yo around to marker.
Round 6: knit
Round 7: k3, yo around to marker.
Round 8: knit