Remember this? I finally realised what went wrong. I followed the instructions in the pattern to use a 17mm picot gauge. What I did not know was how the picot gauge was used. I usually use it horizontally but in this pattern the gauge was used vertically so my picot was half the size it should have been. Imagine me trying the weave the picots into a space half the original.
Well, here it is. A pattern called Applique Flower in Rosemarie Peel's book "Tatting for Pleasure". I used Flora Size 20 threads in three colours #208, #234 and #246.