Round 2

For round 2, crochet 6 increase stitches. In pattern lingo, that's written as:

Round 2: inc x 6   (12)

How does 6 = 12?

For round 2, you crocheted 6 increase stitches.

inc x 6

Since 1 increase stitch = 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch, 1 increase stitch counts as 2 stitches. Which means the pattern could've also been written like this:

[2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch] x 6

And

2 stitches x 6 = 12 total stitches

Hooray for math! 🤓