After my lack of success with the little floweret I thought I'd give some other irish crochet flowers a try. I'm never one to give up.
I created five different flowers ranging in size and complexity.
I am most pleased with the central flower although they all turned out quite well. Again getting the depth of padding cord right seems to be critical. When using coloured threads this can be more of a challenge, with white thread it is readily available in multiple thicknesses, however trying to match coloured threads is practically impossible. In the case above, and indeed with all my coloured pieces, I have to create the padding cord by using multiple strands of the working thread.
When working with the multiple strands it gets quite fiddly and you have to be even more careful of the padding cord bunching up and creating lumps in your work.