One of Miranda's readers, Frances, noticed that the doily print on the "Flee Market Doily" fabric from JoAnn's is actually the first three rounds of "Mom's Pink Doily" by Nancy Tracy. I didn't have to do all that thinking after all!
I went to Nancy's site (be-stitched.com) and decided to follow her free pattern. In the first round, my rings were the same stitch count, but I had two extra stitches on each chain. So, I decided to start over. I'm really interested to see how the first three rounds compare to the pattern I tatted!
By the way, since I am obviously not tatting in pink, and this is for my daughter Joanne, my doily will be called Joanne's Green Doily (my interpretation of Mom's Pink Doily by Nancy Tracy). I'll try to come up with a simpler moniker for future posts. ; )