Link stitch (also called detached chain stitch) is probably the second easiest of all embroidery stitches next only to running stitch. This stitch is most commonly used to embroider flowers and leaves. A group of link stitches can be used to quickly sew the lazy daisy.
So lets start with a link stitch first which is nothing but a single chain that is anchored to the fabric with a short straight stitch. Stitch a regular chain stitch.
Bring the needle up at 1. Go down in the same spot and come back up where you want the chain to end. Loop the working thread under the needle and pull the needle.
Chain will look like this.
Anchor the end of that chain to the fabric like shown below (going down to the back side of the fabric at 2). This stitch is called the link stitch.
This single loop can be scattered as light filling or as leaves and flower petals. These flowers can also be stitched side by side as a border.
To make a daisy flower, add more petals from the same center. So bring needle up at 1 (which will be the center of the flower) and make another chain stitch as shown below.
It can be used to embroider 3 petal flowers as well or show side angle of flower.
Add more petals to the flower.
Completed look. This looks very very beautiful in variegated thread.