Unexpected follow me behavior

I’m trying to use follow me to make a tire. In the screen capture you can see something like what I want at the right. I’ve made my desired profile out of lines with welded edges, and in the screen capture you see that profile selected, how I use the follow me tool, and the mess I get.

What am I doing wrong?

The circle should be the path and the ‘edges’ the profile, you will need to make it so it has a face.

Something like this.


@Box thank you for excellent and quick help! Here is the right way for any looking at this in the future: