Flat, Odd Count Peyote Stitch - Decreasing
To narrow the width of a section of peyote stitch, you will need to decrease. Decreasing can be done on both sides of the section, or on just one side.
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Finish the last row before decreasing. Instead of turning to start the next row, turn the opposite direction, into the first two beads of the previous row.
Turn away from the end, into the bead in the adjacent row.
Pass back through the bead on the outside edge.
Pass back through the two beads on the edge of the last row, headed toward the middle.
String one bead, and pass into the next bead over, resuming a normal peyote stitch pattern.
Continue the rest of the way across the row, adding beads as usual, until passing through the last "up" bead in the row.
At the end of the row, turn down, and pass through the next bead of the previous row.
Turn up and pass through the first two beads of the last row.
Pass through the last bead strung in the last row.
Add a bead, resuming a normal peyote stitch pattern.
Stitch through to the side. Stitch back across to the opposite side until the thread is coming out of a bead along the edge.
Use sharp scissors to trim the thread close to the edge.
Congratulations, you have learned to decrease odd count peyote stitch!
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