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Stitch of the Week - Lazy Daisy

By December 12, 2012

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The lazy daisy stitch is a member of the chain stitch family, and is made by working a group of detached chain stitch (aka: single chain stitch) around a center point, creating a flower-shaped group of stitches.

Any number of detached chain stitches can be used, and depends entirely on the number of petals needed for the flower.

In the sample shown here, the detached chain stitch petals are worked around a large center area filled with French knots.

This, and other types of chain stitches as well as knots and other surface or counted thread embroidery stitches can be found in the alphabetical embroidery stitches list.

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December 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm
(1) cathartes says:

Now I adore Lazy Daisies, very easy to do and can be used in many ways. Pretty hard to mess up on this stitch. French knots a bit more tricky to keep them even in size and shape. Still haven’t tried the Colonial knot which is supposed to be easier.

December 14, 2012 at 11:29 am
(2) embroidery says:

I love lazy daisies too – such a pretty, simple stitch with so many uses!

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