Simmy B. of Echoes of Dream offers a free crochet flower tutorial with pictures and, naturally, I had to try it out. I love flowers--I'm named after one (well, unintentionally)--and I'm typically drawn to flowers, leaves and modern floral or "natural" motifs.
As usual, I never make anything to the correct gauge. Sigh. I need more hooks. I loved how the flower puffs came out though and given the correct gauge, they'd work well with almost anything: adorning a gift, pinned to a lapel, or popped over the bulbs of Christmas string lights.