Lazy Daisy Stitch

Lazy Daisy Tutorial by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

Lazy Daisy stitch is one of my favorites because of its versatility.  I use this stitch in almost every piece that I create. This stitch is often also referred to as Detached Chain Stitch.

So let's jump into the steps:

Embroidery Stitch Tutorial by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

1. Bring your needle up through the fabric from the back.  Then poke the needle down right next to where you first brought it up.

2. Next bring the needle up at a point where you want the top of your daisy petal to be.

Lazy Daisy Stitch by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

 

3. Slowly pull the needle and floss through the loop that you have just created.  Make sure your needle is INSIDE the loop. Pull the thread in tight, but not so tight that it puckers the fabric or strains the floss.

 

Detached Chain Stitch by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

Lazy Daisy Stitch Tutorial by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

4.  Now that your loop is created, we want to secure it by poking your needle down at the top of the daisy stitch.  And Voila!  There is your first lazy daisy stitch.

 

HINTS:

  • I usually use 6 strands of floss to create this stitch seen here.  But you can absolutely play with the number of threads to change up the look.
  • I use this stitch to create individual petals of flowers, leaves, and all sorts of other things.  In my opinion, it is truly the most versatile stitch.

 To read through all the other stitches in my library, click HERE.


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