Lazy Daisy Stitch

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The lazy daisy stitch is one of those classic techniques that everyone who does decorative stitchwork should know how to do.

Lazy daisies are made from individual chain stitches arranged in a circle.


1. Stitch up at A.
2. Stitch back down at A. Do not pull the thread all the way through.
3. Stitch up at B, just above A. Pass the needle through the thread loop.
4. Stitch down at C, holding the loop of thread in place.
5. The finished petal looks like this.
6. Make more stitches in a circle.


The flowers can be formed from any number of petals. They can all be stitched from one center point, or spread out.