This motif is from The Complete Book of Tatting.
I managed to get all the way around.
(using DMC #20 Cebelia Color 210)
I got a twist in the final join - need to practice that some more.
Some of the instructions I've read have a join followed by the second half of double stitch -- some instructions I've read just have a join & don't mention a second half of a double stitch. Not sure, not sure, not sure.
These are practice motifs from The Complete Book of Tatting using Lizbeth size 20, color 141.
I am planning to practice more rings to get that final join to lay better (with out a twist). And may look on-line to see what u-tube & other sites say about the join with a 'second half of a double stitch' as I haven't done that!!
I has been great to own a couple more books.
Each has something to offer a beginner!