The directions in this pattern book I have are seriously terrible. They often make no sense, but luckily whoever was in charge of drawing the diagrams knew what they were doing.
First step is to make four each of two motifs, checking back and forth between the written and drawn instructions a thousand times to make sure it's right:
These will be added to and then joined in some future way that I'm not yet totally clear on. Here's the diagram for the pattern:
|This is more like it. Nice and complicated.|