Stitch of the Month: Ornamental Daisy Stitch

Stitch of the Month: Ornamental Daisy Stitch knitting pattern
For many years I avoided using ornamental stitches, like the Daisy Stitch, in my knitting because they looked too complicated. Then, I reminded myself that knitting is just two sticks and a piece of string. It's nothing to stress out about. So make a big bouquet of daisies in your next project.

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.


Thanks 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.

make daisy = insert the right needle three stitches below the 2nd stitch on the left needle and draw up a loop knitwise, k2, draw up a 2nd loop knitwise through the same lower stitch, k2, draw up a 3rd loop knitwise through the same lower stitch.

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

Recommended Pattern

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
Caretaker Socks: Sock knitting pattern featuring the Ornamenttal Daisy Stitch

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Stitch of the Month: Ornamental Daisy Stitch
Stitch of the Month: Add a bouquet of flowers to your next knitting project with the Ornamental Daisy Stitch.
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