Learn How to Embroider a Daisy With This Free Embroidery Pattern

Spring is here, so what better way to celebrate than to make a daisy embroidery! I’ll show you an easy way to embroider daisies in this beginner friendly tutorial. I’m doing something I have never done before, which is sharing how to make this entire daisy design here on the blog. Grab the free pattern and follow along!

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Supplies Needed

  • 6 inch embroidery hoop
  • fabric – I used Kona cotton in the color “green tea”
  • an embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • a method to transfer your pattern – I traced onto the fabric with a Frixion pen
  • DMC colors:
    • 353
    • 470
    • 471
    • 729
    • 936
    • 3829
    • 3866
    • White

Daisy Embroidery

Getting Started

tracing the design onto fabric

Place the fabric in the embroidery hoop. Using a light box or sunny window, trace the pattern to the fabric.

Flower Petals

We’ll begin stitching the petals with the satin stitch using 3 strands of white thread.

how to embroider a daisy petal step 1

To make this stitch, make a few straight stitches that slightly fan out along the petal. Don’t worry about getting them super close to one another. It’s easiest to make a few evenly spaced out across the shape first before you fill the rest in.

step 2 - filling in the petal

Fill in the rest of the petal with more satin stitches. I like to add more volume to the petals so I don’t worry too much about laying the stitches super neatly next to one another. I add some extra stitches that overlap on top of the other stitches.

step 3 - fluffing up the stitches

After you’ve filled in the petal, carefully place your needle underneath the stitches and fluff them up.

step 4 completed daisy petals

Repeat for all of the petals on the daisy.

Stitching The Center of The Flower

The center of the flower uses 2 strands of dark and light yellow.

step 5 - stitching the center

To fill in the center, begin making a circle of chain stitches using the lighter yellow color. To make a chain stitch: come up through the fabric with needle and thread. Then place your needle back down the hole you came up through.

step 6

Gently pull the working thread through, leaving a loop. Proceed one stitch length ahead and place your needle back up through the fabric, catching the loop with your needle.

step 7

Pull the thread tight. A loop should form.

step 8

Repeat the process, going back down through the loop.

step 9

Skip a stitch length ahead, then catch the loop with your needle.

step 10

Make chain stitches all the way around in a circle. Once you have gotten a stitch length away from the first stitch, place your needle underneath the first loop.

step 11

Pull the thread through and place your needle down through the last chain stitch. This will neatly finish the circle of chain stitches so there is no visible anchor stitch.

step 12 - finished ring of chain stitches

step 13 - adding French knots to the center

Make French knots in the very center of the daisy using the darker yellow thread. Twist the thread around the needle 3 times, keeping the tip of the needle close to the fabric.

step 14

Pull the thread tight and place your needle back down directly beside where you came up. Pull the thread through and a small knot will form.

finished embroidered daisy

Repeat until you have filled in the center of the flower.

Finishing The Daisies

You can omit this next step if you want the daisies to be solid white, but I added some pink highlights to the petals to complement the color of the fabric.

step 16 adding pink highlights to the daisies

Add one or two straight stitches running from the base of the petal to about halfway up the petal using 2 strands of pink.

step 17

Repeat for all of the petals.

Embroidering The Leaves

step 18

Once you’ve stitched all of the open flowers, it’s time to stitch the leaves.

step 19 - stitching the small leaves

Being with the smaller, rounded leaves. Using 3 strands of medium green, make a single straight stitch from the tip of the leaf to the top of the center line.

step 20

Begin filling in the right side of the leaf with satin stitches that run at a diagonal.

step 21

Fill in the whole right side.

step 22

Repeat for the other side of the leaf. These stitches should run at the opposite diagonal so the sides of the stitches meet in the middle to form a “v”.

step 23

Fill in all of the small rounded leaves this way.

step 24

The longer leaves use the split stitch. Use 3 strands of light green. To make this stitch, begin by making a single straight stitch.

step 25

Place you needle up through the center of the stitch, splitting it.

step 26

Continue on down the line; repeat the first straight stitch again, then split the stitch with your needle.

step 27

Outline the entire shape this way. Then fill in the rest of the shape by making rows of split stitches.

step 28

step 29

Repeat for all of the long leaves.

Stems

step 30

Split stitch along the lines of the stems using 2 strands of dark green thread. These stitches can overlap into the bottom 1/3 of each leaf.

step 31

Stitch along all of the stems.

Overturned Flower

The overturned flower and little flower bud uses 3 strands of floss.

step 32

Stitch the 3 small petals pictured with satin stitches using off white.

step 33

Fill in the rest of the petals with satin stitches using white thread.

step 34

Fill in the base of the flower with satin stitches using light green. These stitches can slightly overlap into the petals.

step 35

The little flower bud also uses the satin stitch. Fill in the top half of the flower bud with off white thread and the bottom half with light green thread.

And there you have it, a beautiful bunch of embroidered daisies! I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial If you would like to share your finished creation, please tag me on Instagram: @amandafoxembroidery

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