Before You Begin
When making the Daisy Stitch, it can be very helpful to have a small crochet hook handy to help you pull up the daisy petals while stitching.
MaterialsThanks to Oink Pigments for providing the Disco yarn (colorway - 4 Play) shown in this tutorial. Also, thanks to Skacel for their ongoing support. The addi FlexiFlips shown in this video are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.
Other Tools and Notions
- Susan Bates Silvalume Handitool
Ornamental Daisy Stitch
When working this stitch in rows, work across a multiple of 10 sts +8.
Row 1, 3, 5 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2, 4, 6 (WS): p all sts.
Row 7: k2, make daisy, [k6, make daisy] to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: p2, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p1, p2tog, [ p5, p2 tog, p1, p2tog, p1, p2tog] to last stitch, p1.
Row 9, 11, 13: k all sts.
Row 10, 12, 14: p all sts.
Row 15: k7, [make daisy, k6] to last st, k1.
Row 16: p2, [p5, p2 tog, p1, p2tog, p1, p2tog] to last 6 sts, p6.
See it in Action
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Caretaker Socks pattern shown in this tutorial will help you learn and practice these skills:
- Emily Ocker's Circular Cast On
- Double Lifted Increase
- Ornamental Daisy Stitch
- Japanese/Pinned Short Row Heels
- Stitch by Stitch Hem with a Picot Edge