How to make a flat beaded square with Peyote Stitch. This is a continuing journey on learning basic beaded geometric shapes.
How to Weave a Flat Beaded Square with Peyote Stitch
The following tutorial is in pictures. Each orange round shows the latest round.
Click on thumbnail gallery below for full picture and to go through step-by-step.
Continue from R6 to R9 for larger beaded square.
Useful notes on Flat Beaded Square with Peyote Stitch
- Delica seed beads will give you the flatest squares.
- Using rocailles (rounded seed beads) produces a domed square.
- While I said that repeating R6-R9 will produce a larger square; ideally, as you work, you will not need to refer to the instructions. You should be able to visually figure out what has to happen to the corner (viz. how many beads, if any, to add to corners of each round) to keep your shape a square one. It is the at the corners that determines and creates the square.
It is the corner beads that determine the beaded square shape.
Credit, with Thanks
I got the basic instructions from the marvelous work of Kate McKinnon at Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. The full instructions (and more) are available from CGB Volume 1, Basics Section. Highly recommended and Kate McKinnon has very generously offered free pdf downloads.