The technique of the treble tatted stitch (as I have learned from Ninetta Caruso and Muskaan) begins simply with a ring/chain in progress with a very small picot (vsp) followed by 1 double stitch From there you must read and follow the directions one step at a time.
Isabella Beeton would smile to hear herself called a "household" name. Her books on Household Management gave practical advice to many woman. She shared sensible information on many subjects from laundry to lace. This book of needle work is a classic with 65 patterns.
Doretha Albee's (1935-2011) intriguing interpretation of the familiar crocheted pineapple motif into tatting was first featured in Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series, "Tatting with Friends." Her pattern, "Pineapple Heaven", if made in size 40 cordonnet thread the finished doily would be about 12" i