Tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, Wildflower Garden and Antique Blue Med.
And yesterday I received in the post a booklet of patterns by Rosemarie Peel called "20 Tatted Motifs". I found it on Ebay and bought it just because I had seen someone (sorry, I can't recall who!) writing about making a design where the picots and chains were slipped on a safety pin before joining them with a final ring in the centre. The technique interested me so I had to see that particular pattern for myself.
Funnily enough, after I bought the booklet, I found that this same technique appears in the German book though it doesn't seem to be linked to a particular pattern and unfortunately, I can't read the page of explanation about it!
Anyway, here is a pattern called Primrose. The centre ring ended up being a bit tight for me and may have benefitted from a few extra stitches... on the other hand I quite like the slight overlap of the petals. And I like the technique! Might come in handy for future pattern designing... you never know. I'm still trying to think though what's the difference between doing that or just making a centre ring with picots first and then attaching the petals to it afterwards. I will have to try both versions and see.