The daisy stitch, also known as the star stitch, is one of those terrific crochet stitches that looks like it takes a lot of work but is really fairly simple to master. That makes it a great stitch for projects where you want a lot of texture detail without putting in a lot of hard work!
Chain a starting chain that is an odd number of stitches. In this example I used a chain of 15 stitches.
Insert hook into second chain from hook, yarn over and draw up a loop.
Repeat step two in each of the next four stitches, leaving each of the loops on the hook as you work.
Yarn over, draw yarn through all six loops now on the hook.
Slip stitch to close the daisy.
To start the next daisy, insert hook into the center of the previous daisy. Yarn over and pull through.
Insert hook into the same loop where the previous daisy finished. Yarn over and draw up a loop. There should now be three loops on the hook.
Repeat the yarn over and draw up a loop in the next three stitches. This should leave you with six stitches on your hook.
Repeat steps four and five.
Repeat steps six through nine across row to last stitch.
HDC in last stitch.
Turn. Chain 4. Skip first chain.
Insert hook into second chain from hook, yarn over and draw up a loop. Repeat steps 2 through 9.
I originally published this tutorial on the Crochet Today blog.