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The detached chain stitch, also answering to the pretty name "laizy daisy", works exactly the same way as the Chain Stitch itself, save that the beginning and the end of the line coincide in one single stitch, that is the first (stitch) shall be (the) last (stitch).
As the name of this stitch implies in almost all languages - and as you can see at first glance - this stitch is perfect for working all kinds of flowers, leaves and floral motifs. And it is easy to modify: if you wish to change its shape a bit (say, to widen it), just work a couple of anchoring stitches more around the loop. I did this in my very first sampler, where I dubbed it the "not so lazy daisy stitch".
Detached Chain Stitch
Credits for the multi-language stitch names:
agulhas da méri, Illustrated Glossary of Embroidery Stitches - 1
Dictionary of Stitches.docx - source unknown, please give me a hint, if you know something about the authorship (maybe an Italian blog?)
Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches
Pumora Embroidery, Lexikon der Stickstiche
Ateljé Margaretha, Sömsätt
Mary Corbet, Needle'n Thread