Draw 2 concentric circles and mark their center.
This stitch involves 2 steps. We simply have to repeat the two steps again and again.
Step 1: Bring needle up on the inner circle. Then pick up a few strands of fabric on the outer circle. Notice how the needle is pointing to the left.
When the needle is pulled, your stitch will look like this at this stage.
Step 2: Now take the needle down at the center, and come back up on the inner circle. The needle comes up slightly to the right of the previous stitch. When pulling the needle, make sure the working thread is below it (demonstrated below).
Simply repeat these two steps and you will get the chemanthy flower shown above.
To recap…. the thread is in the inner circle. Pick up a few strands of fabric on the outer circle. The needle is pointing left.
Next, go down at the center and come back up in the inner circle. Pass needle over the working thread like you would in a chain stitch.
Repeat the steps.
Finished look of Chemanthy work flower.
If you want a close knit look, use thicker thread. If you want a lacy look, increase the distance between stitches when using thicker threads. To me, chemanthy work looks like radiating chain stitches in the middle with a band of herringbone stitches as outline.