Here's a little trim piece I made to use on a card. I used #10 thread & a #8 steel hook.
Close up of trim.
Trim on card.
Close up of trim & flower. Flower is made with pattern from Nichole Heady.
ch even number(to length you want) Then ch3 (counts as first dc) dc in 4th ch from hook & in each ch across. ch1 & turn sc in first dc *sc, picot in next dc, sc in next dc* repeat *to* across cut thread & finish off.
Here are a bunch that I did. You can vary the size of the flower with thread & hook size. It's also fun to change colors after the first round, or use varigated threads for a different look. The first row is #10 crochet thread & size #7 steel hook, second row is embroidery floss & # 5 steel hook, third row is #3 crochet thread & #2 steel hook, and the last row is 2 strands of #10 held together & #5 steel hook.
Then Cindy (cvansluys on scs) mentioned doing them in fall colors so I did a few different chains. The top one is done with different crochet threads (size 10) changing colors after each leaf. The bottom 2 are done with varigated floss. I think they're both cool effects.