The next flower in my freestyle embroidery project is a simple flower with looped petals meeting in the centre. This is a common style of flower to draw and is easy to do with a lazy daisy stitch. In fact, the stitch seems to be named after it.
I chose to do mine in blue and clustered them on the ends of some of the long stems. I used three different shades of blue floss to give a bit of depth.
The lazy daisy stitches are worked from a common centre point, and there are five stitches for each flower. Spacing and size are fairly consistent, but I don’t bother marking them. A bit of variety gives it a natural, organic look. Often people add stitches to the centre of the flower, but I chose not to since I had many small flowers clustered together, and I thought it might be a bit busy.