In the book, some designs evolve into larger ones. So I did not mind tatting this three times because I could continue this into a larger one. With the additional two more rounds, this ended up measuring about 8.5 inches across. I love what the 3rd round gave to this design but did not care too much for the 4th round. I still think I should have used a thicker thread to give it more structure. To refresh your memory - 1st, 2nd and 3rd attempts.