Welcome to Week 3 of the Spring Sampler SAL…
If you need a refresh on the SAL or would like to access the FREE pattern – you can find all the information here… Spring Sampler Stitch a Long
- #3362 Leaf Green
- #3820 Daffodil
- #371 Moss Green
Block 3 – Lazy Daisy Flowers
DMC Thread (use 2 strands throughout)
Colour and Stitch Guide…
Start with the Leaves and Stems
Each leaf is stitched with a continuous fly stitch from the top to the base of the leaf.
Start with a small straight stitch from the tip to a small way into the leaf and then the base of this straight stitch forms the center of the first fly stitch (step 3 on the diagram below) – continue from there.
The leaves are tiny so you will need to keep your stitches small and you should manage to get about 3 fly stitch down the leaf to fill.
The stems of each flower are just a simple straight stitch.
Lazy Daisy Flowers
As you can see from the flowers above, I didn’t complete the circle all the way around – I preferred the look with a gap for the stem but this is entirely your choice if you prefer a full circle for the flower.
Below is a pictorial diagram of all the steps needed to create the lazy daisy flower. They are a very simple stitch and are basically a circle of detached chain stitch.
You can do a simple single flower – which is just one round of chain stitch or create a fuller flower like I have done.
In the last 4 photo’s below you can see the difference from the single lazy daisy to the double.
Once your flower petals are stitched, all that is left to do is to stitch a French knot in the center of each flower to complete.
The more times you wrap the thread around your needle – the bigger the knot. I wrapped mine twice and found this seemed to be a good size for the daisies.
This is a nice simple block to complete and so satisfying when you see all your daisies lined up!
Don’t forget to share your progress on the Facebook group and on Instagram using #stitchdoodlespringsal2020 so everyone can see how your stitching is coming along.
Block 4 will be on Thursday 26th March – see you then.
Want to join in?
If you would like to join the FREE Stitch a Long – you can. It takes place up until the 21st of May 2020 and don’t worry if you can’t keep up. As long as you have the pattern (which is free up to 21st May through the link below) – the tutorials will be staying on the blog so you can take as long as you like.