"You Can Do It!": Your Guide to Lattice Top Pies
You could use actual orange and blue food coloring in your dough if you want to be literal with this guide, but you don't have to. The point of making them different colors is to show the order you put the pieces on.
First you lay down a [vertical] strip along the left third of the circle.
Second, you lay a [horizontal] strip across it along the top third of the circle.
Third, you lay another vertical strip over the second piece near the middle of the circle. So far you're only laying each piece directly on top of the previous piece.
To make sure you're doing it right, take a step back and look at the whole thing every once in a while to make sure that each row alternates over-under.
Fifth and sixth are very similar. You lay down your last vertical strip, tucking the top of it underneath the second piece you laid down. Then you lay down your last horizontal piece, tucking its middle under the middle vertical piece.
OMG that was so easy.