Thank you for your comments on my post about the new tatting books. Jane's comment was hilarious. I am now contemplating just browsing through. But before I read her comment, I had done this.
This is the first pattern from Tatting Lace Corsage & Accessories by Emiko Kitao. It starts out like an edging. To create the flower, just string the loose thread through the gaps between the chains, tie a knot and cut.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 in Col. 630 Peach Light and Col. 188 Coral Splash.