Also known as: Detached chain stitch
This is often used to give petal designs and small floral patterns. It consists of a single loop of chain than the continuous pattern. Lazy daisy is one of the extremely easy stitches. This stitch need not be limited to just petals and leaves but can be used for more complicated designs too.
To assist our lessons, I will be making a floral motif. For that, I have made a focal point by marking a small ring as my stitch line. My stitches will begin at the edge of this ring. Note that I have used a multicolored thread and not threads of various colors to demonstrate this stitch.
|Fig 1: Bring the thread out through A.
Put in the needle near A and bring it out through point B, but don’t pull the needle out completely.
Now, loop the thread around the needle, like we would in chain stitch.
|Fig 2: Pull out the needle out to tighten the loop.
Put in the needle just outside the chain created and that will finish the lazy daisy stitch.
|Fig 3: This stand alone stitch can be used freely to be a part of any design. Since I have decided to make a flower, I will proceed with making multiple lazy daisies around the marked stitch line.||Fig 4: The completed flower made of multiple lazy daisies.|