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How to do a Lazy Daisy Stitch

One of the first things I learned when figuring out how to embroider was how to do a lazy daisy stitch.  I really wanted to make some cute flowers, and this was an easy way to do it.  This embroidery stitch is great for making anything with a teardrop shape.  I use it for making flowers, leaves, raindrops and more.  After a couple of tries, you’ll be a pro at the lazy daisy stitch!

How to do a Lazy Daisy Stitch

It’s a pretty easy one to do.  You just bring your needle from the back to the front of your work, push it down through the same hole again, but leave a loop on the top.  Bring your needle back up through the end of your petal and through the middle of the loop.  Give it a little tug and stitch one itty bitty stitch over the end of the loop to secure it. Bring needle up and back down at 1, leaving a loop. Bring needle up at 2, through the middle of the loop. Pull slightly on the thread to tighten. Bring needle over the top of the loop and down at 3, making a very small stitch to hold the top of the loop in place. 

How to do a Lazy Daisy Stitch

You can also learn how to do a lazy daisy stitch by watching my video below or heading over to my YouTube channel.  If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to see the video.


Learn all of these other embroidery stitches by making this stitch guide sampler with me. It’s a great way to practice and a nice reference to have while you are reading other embroidery patterns.

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To watch all of the videos in this series, including some basic embroidery tips, go to my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through the entire process and make it super easy for you.

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Judy Schramm

Friday 11th of September 2020

I am working on an Elsa Williams piece. In the color key in says Medium dark violet (6-2) What does (6-2) mean. Thank you

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Hmmm... not sure. I'm guessing one of the numbers means the amount of strands. Do they have a separate key for the colors or stitch types?


Tuesday 19th of June 2018

I am just getting back into embroidery. I am excited to see the neat things that can be made. I also love to sew.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 22nd of June 2018

That's great that you are getting beck into embroidery. It's such a fun and relaxing hobby! Have fun making new things!

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