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Lazy Daisy Stitch

By Admin Wednesday July 29, 2015

The lazy daisy stitch or detached chain stitch is the name given to an embroidery technique used to make a floral pattern. A very easy stitch, it is not only used to make flower motifs and leaves but can be used to stitch complex patterns when done with double and triple loops.  Work this cute stitch to add a personal touch to hand towels, pillowcases, cushions, quilts, dresser scarves, tea-cozies, potholders and children’s clothes.

Lazy Daisy Embroidery Design
Lazy Daisy Embroidery Design

How to do a Lazy Daisy: Step by Step Tutorial

As for any embroidery work, first prepare your fabric by setting it tightly in a stitching frame, thread your needle and get ready to work:

Making a Lazy Daisy Stitch
Making a Lazy Daisy Stitch

Step 1:  Bring the needle up from the back through the fabric.

Step 2:  Take the needle down through the same point, but don’t bring it down completely. Leave a roomy loop behind to make the petal of the flower. Look at photo A.

Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo A
Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo A

Step 3:  After making a loop of desirable size, push up the needle from the top of the petal, on the inner edge. Pull out the thread gently, but tightly.

Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo B
Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo B

Step 4:  Poke down your needlepoint on the outside of the top edge of the petal, keeping it close to the perforation point of step 3.

Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo C
Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo C

Step 5:  Now bring your needle up through the starting point of the petal and repeat steps 1 to 4 for making another petal of the daisy.

Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo D
Lazy Daisy Stitch Photo D

It is easier if you make a small circle with a pencil at the beginning, to indicate the centre of the flower and make all your petals around it. You can then fill up the centre with a French knot.

Lazy Daisy Stitch Video Tutorial

Lazy Daisy Pattern Ideas

Ready to play with colors? Here are a few ideas and patterns to get you started. This kaleidoscopic pattern is hand embroidered with the lazy daisy. Note the use of the different shades.

Lazy Daisy Hand Embroidery Pictures

Lazy Daisy Hand Embroidery

Throw in some lazy daisy in your knitted fabric to give it a chic look.

Lazy Daisy Knitting Stitch Images

Lazy Daisy Knitting Stitch

Are you passionate about quilting? A pretty lazy daisy quilt pattern for you.

Lazy Daisy Quilt Pattern Photos

Lazy Daisy Quilt Pattern

Bored of blossoms? Think out of the box with this fine variation of the lazy daisy stitch in peacock feathers.

Pictures of Lazy Daisy Variation Stitch

Lazy Daisy Variation Stitch

A wonderful design to show off your lazy daisy skills.

Lazy Daisy Embroidery Design

Lazy Daisy Embroidery Designs

Lazy Daisy in Crochet

For the crochet fanatics, given below is a pattern for a cute lazy daisy flower in crochet.

Images of How to Crochet a Lazy Daisy

How to Crochet a Lazy Daisy

Here is a great idea for crocheting your way into this fun lazy daisy Afghan.

Photos of Lazy Daisy Afghan Pattern

Lazy Daisy Afghan Pattern

Hope you found the given instructions for the lazy daisy embroidery stitch helpful. Use of bright colors to complement the base fabric is surely going to turn some heads. Stitch up a bloomy garden.

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