I had a go at crochet, but couldn't get it right.... due to an extensive lack of knowledge and experience with the method. Detached Buttonhole is more up my alley. You can see that the design is intended to have such a framing. Much better!! I'm happy.
Broder had ceased as part of DMC's product range apparently. It's such a shame. It has a quality all its own and has been around for ever and ever. It's particularly good for Satin stitch type work.