How to do lazy daisy stitch

Here's a lazy daisy stitch tutorial complete with illustrated stitch instructions and a lazy daisy stitch video.  

Lazy daisy stitch is similar to chain stitch, but each stitch is separate from the others.  It’s often used to create petals and flower shapes. 

Download my free stitch guide covering 10 simple embroidery stitches, including satin stitch.

Lazy daisy stitch tutorial

Bring the needle up at 1 and then push it back through close to 1.  Pull thread up at 2, with the thread behind the needle to form a loop.  Pull the thread to make an oval shape.  Sew a small stitch over the top of the loop, pushing the needle through at 3.

Lazy daisy stitch video