What I did was just chain the # it said with the hook size it gave and started off with the instructions to see what I'd come up with. It was fingering weight yarn and a size D/3 hook. I did a few rows and it was waaaaaaay too wide, so I don't know what's up with the pattern. If I have to go to a smaller hook, and with fingering weight, it would take me forever so I pretty much scrapped the pattern, for now anyways.
And I did try to look for an eratta or some way to contact that author, but couldn't find anything. The book is "Essential Crochet" by Erika Knight.