Squared Daisies Stitch for Needlepoint

The Squared Daisies stitch for needlepoint or needlework can be used on needlepoint canvas, Aida cloth or linen.  Depending on the type of needlework fabric/canvas used the thickness of the yarn/thread needs to be adjusted.

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Needlepoint Squared Daisies Stitch: Method of Completion

  1. Depending on the effect you wish to create, use either the 16 or the 12 stitch squared daises pattern.

  2. To work either of the squared daisies stitch pattern, start at the left and come up in an empty hole at 1 and go down at 2,  pulling the thread slightly to the left after you have gone through the hole. 

  3. Follow the pattern in a counter-clockwise direction and pull the thread slightly each time you passed through the center hole towards the direction you have started the stitch.

  4. You will notice that only 2 of the stitches to make up the pattern are truly horizontal or vertical, the rest are all diagonal across the canvas threads.

  5. Since all 16 or 12 stitches go through one central hole, you might want to use an awl or knitting needle to enlarge the whole. This will help the yarn to go through easier and without snagging the stitches that have already been laid.

Squared Daisies stitch Characteristics:

Best suited for: borders, backing, backgrounds, geometric and flower designs


  • The Squared Daises stitch relatively slow to stitch since attention must be paid to the direction of each stitch forming the pattern and the single whole through which all stitches must pass.

  • Depending on the yarn or thread used and the count of the fabric/canvas the pattern is applied to, the texture created will be relatively light and the strength of the pattern strong. 

Experiment to see which effect you like the best.

Use different color and thickness of yarn for greater impact or interest.

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