Ladder Stitch is a kind of embroidery stitch used on plain-and even weave fabrics. It has a ladder-like appearance, hence the name, and it is used as a border stitch or to fill a long, narrow shape of varying width. This stitch should always be worked on fabric stretched in an embroidery hoop or frame to prevent it form distorting the fabric.
Lazy daisies are made from individual chain stitches arranged in a circle. 1. Stitch up at A. 2. Stitch back down at A. Do not pull the thread all the way through. 3. Stitch up at B, just above A. Pass the needle through the thread loop. 4. Stitch down at C, holding the loop of thread in place. 5. The finished petal looks like this. 6. Make more stitches in a circle.