Consider the Embroidered Running Stitch
How to Embroider a Running Stitch
An easy way to add a simple, yet decorative embroidery to your project is to use a running stitch. We used it on the Annika Market Bag pocket embroidery - closely spaced stitches for the stem & leaves and more widely spaced stitches for the pocket outline. The petals are done in the lazy daisy stitch.
Use 2 strands of #8 purl cotton or 1 strand of #5 purl cotton.
Working from right to left:
Step 1 Come up at 1.
Step 2 Insert needle at 2 and come at up at 3.
Step 3 Continue moving ahead keeping stitches uniform and even.