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.
When I use the Lazy Daisy Stitch
This embroidery stitch is great for making anything with a teardrop shape. Use a lazy daisy stitch when you want to make small, daisy-like flowers. You can also use it to make raindrops or small leaves. It’s sometimes referred to as a detached chain stitch when it’s not made into a flower shape. After a couple of tries, you’ll be a pro at the 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.
Embroidery Lazy Daisy Stitch Supplies
- Embroidery Floss
- 2 Embroidery Needles
How to do a Lazy Daisy Stitch
- 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.
Lazy Daisy Embroidery Stitch Video Tutorial
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.
Free Lazy Daisy Stitch Embroidery Pattern Download
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Embroidery Stitches Lazy Daisy FAQ
Use a lazy daisy stitch in embroidery to make small flowers, raindrops, or small leaves.
Use any embroidery needle for a Lazy Daisy stitch. If you’re using more thread, use a larger size needle, and if you’re using less, use a smaller needle.
Use anywhere from 2-6 strands of embroidery floss for a Lazy Daisy stitch depending on how thick you want the petals to be. I prefer to use 2 or 3 strands and only use 6 if it’s a larger flower.
A Lazy Daisy stitch is a detached chain stitch, meaning the chain pieces don’t link together like they do in a chain stitch. It’s created the same way, just each “link” in the chain is its own, separate piece that you can use to make a flower shape.