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How to Work the Lazy Daisy Stitch
Working the Lazy Daisy Stitch

Working a Lazy Daisy Stitch Using Detaached, Single Chain Stitches

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

The lazy daisy stitch, isn't a stitch per se, but instead is the term used for a group of single, detached chain stitches worked in the shape of a flower. You can have any number of petals in a single flower, but in this example I have shown it with 6 petals.

Other variations of the chain stitch family include the basic chain stitch, single or detached chain, feathered chain, square chain, cable chain, heavy chain, zig-zag chain and many more.

To work a lazy daisy, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point, at the center of the flower.

Insert the needle again at the starting point and bring the tip up through the fabric at the opposite end, where the petal will end.

Insert the needle back into the fabric on the opposite side of the thread, at the curved end of the loop, tacking it in place.

Repeat the process to make additional stitches around the center point until the flower has been completed.

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