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Detached chain stitch or lazy daisy: A single stitch is formed at a time for interesting leaves and a circle of stitches makes a lazy daisy flower.
Come up and make a loop. Take the needle and ribbon all the way to the back, holding the loop in place. Come up inside the loop and secure it in place with a tiny stab stitch. Take the needle and ribbon all the way to the back before coming up to make the next stitch.
Use a gentle, even tension so that the ribbon does not scrunch up and add a bead or French knot in the centre of a flower.
Stitch diagram is © Metz Press and Di van Niekerk