On my 7th birthday, I received my very first embroidery kit. There is a picture of me holding it, with my crimped side ponytail and a giant grin on my face. From that day I was hooked and lazy daisy stitch has been a favorite.
This stitch is super fun and versatile. Each “petal” can be stitched in a ton of different ways. You will enjoy this one very much so I highly recommend learning it early on in your stitching journey. By the way, if you’ve already learned chain stitch, this should be pretty darn easy for you. It’s other name is detached chain stitch.
Bring your needle up and go back down at the same point.
Don’t pull your thread all the way through, you should have a loop left over.
Bring your needle up a stitch length away, inside the loop, pulling your thread until the loop tightens and is resting against your thread. Now you have a tiny loop.
Take your needle down just on the other side of the loop to tack your stitch.
Keep experimenting with placement by keeping each stitch separate or stitch them in a circle to make a flower.
Keep practicing this one. The tension of the loop can get a little tricky sometimes, but you can do it. Ask me questions if you need help.