Blog posts of '2016' 'November'

LEARN and CREATE – the easy odd-count tubular or spiral peyote stitch

If the step-up of the even-count tubular peyote seems daunting to you, try out the uncomplicated odd-count spiral peyote. This easy tubular peyote stitch is very accessible and a perfect project for beginners.

odd-count tubular peyote


  • Understanding the thread path and controlling the thread tension.

Supplies for the bangle bracelet in tubular peyote stitch:

Weaving instructions for the tubular even-count peyote stitch:

  • take a length of thread, pick up 9 Delica beads, while leaving a generous thread tail to hold

Odd-count tubular peyote - starting

  • to make a circle, stitch back through all the beads as well as one extra bead

Odd-count tubular peyote - base, circle

  • put the circle over the right size dowel in the sense that the beads are aligning nicely
  • block the tail of your thread on the dowel with your fingers
  • just like with regular flat peyote, to create the first row, you *pick up a new bead, you skip a bead and you go through the next bead**

Odd-count tubular peyote - first round on dowel

  • to ensure a tubular shape, tighten your thread so that every new bead stacks nicely on top of the preceding round of beads
  • repeat * ... ** three more times
  • at the end of the row, you will see two beads sitting next to each other at the same level

Odd-count tubular peyote - end of row

  • to start the next round and close the gap, pick up a bead and go through the next bead which sticks out

Odd-count tubular peyote - pick up, skip and thru the next bead

  • work slowly and carefully in the beginning and persevere as stitching will get easier
  • after a few rounds you can put the dowel aside
  • continue until you get the desired length

Odd-count tubular peyote or odd-count spiral peyote

Observation :

  • As you fill out the gap created by two beads sitting next to each other at the same level at the end of a row, you will always find one bead sticking out at the top of your work.  Therefore, it is advisable to use end caps to finish your necklace.

See you  later!