This is the beginning of a Karey Solomon pattern from her new doily publication. It should not have been so difficult. For the life of me, I do not know how I get so snagged on such simple directions... but I do!
Finally, I just followed what was written and I did that three part bit correctly... I think I did, at any rate!
I have added the Elizabeth pattern to my Etsy shop.
Thank you Ladytats, for test -tatting and help with the editing.