Square Stitch is also known as Box Stitch. Generally, it looks like boxes stacked directly on top of one another.
Flat Square Stitch (from Fusion Beads) is a written step-by-step tutorial, with illustrated images. Recommended.
How to Square Stitch (by Potomac Bead Company)
Very easy to follow along.
Square Stitch. Beading Cartoon
Perfect illustration. Just wish the speed was a bit faster. But otherwise, perfect tutorial on square stitch.
Characteristics of Square Stitch
Basically, this is what the beaded square stitch looks like.
- a close fitting, solid bead weave
- requires quite long threading: multiples passes through beads
- quite inflexible along main thread direction
- very flexible across rows
Knowing the main characteristics of beading stitches or bead weaves helps you better determine which stitch to use in your projects. As the ladder stitch and the square stitch look so similar, lets have a closer look in Ladder Stitch vs Square Stitch.