Here is the pattern I created for a simple flower applique.
Using a magic ring, ch 1.
*1sc in ring, ch1, 1 dc, ch1, 1 sc.** repeat from * to ** 4 more times. Sl into ring, pull ring closed, fasten off. (make sure your tail is long enough for sewing, and tuck it into the ring, so it comes out behind the flower when you close the ring.)
(Slipper pattern from Whistle & Ivy)