Tubular, Even Count Peyote Stitch

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Tubular peyote stitch is very similar to regular peyote stitch. The first row of beads is formed into a loop, and additional rows are added on top of the original row, forming a tube. The bead count is even. We will show the tube made using an initial loop of ten beads. Working in alternating colors is an easy way to learn the pattern.
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Tip 1The first few beads added will tend to flop toward the outside of the loop. Keep the tension snug and even, and after two or three rows, the tube will begin to take shape.
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Step 1

String 6 feet of thread through a size 12 needle. To begin weaving Tubular Even-Count Peyote, string 10 seed beads. Pull the beads into a circle. Pass back through all of the beads a second time.

Step 2

Tie a square knot.

Step 3

Use sharp scissors to cut off the thread tail.

Step 4

Pass the needle back through the first bead to bury the knot.

Step 5

Pick up one bead of the second color. Pass through the next bead of the initial row, just like in regular flat peyote stitch. Each row will stack on top of the previous row. (shown in a darker shade).

Step 6

Continue the same basic peyote stitch pattern to add the next four beads.

Step 7

Pass through the first bead of the first row to complete the row. 

Step 8

Pass back through the first bead of the second row. This will position your needle to be able to add the next row.

Step 9

String one bead of the second color. Pass through the next bead of the second row.

Step 10

Continue the same basic peyote stitch pattern to add the next four beads of the second row.

Step 11

Pass back through the first bead added to the previous row. 

Step 12

Pass back through the next bead added to the previous row. 

Step 13

Repeat steps 5-12 until the tube reaches the desired length. 

Step 14

When the tube reaches the desired length, weave the thread tail back into the existing beadwork. 

Step 16

Congratulations! You have learned tubular peyote stitch.

     

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