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 St. Petersburg Chain Stitch, How-To 

Instructions by Jean Campbell, Contributing Editor to Beading Daily
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Step 1
String on a tension bead (for which I've used a light green size 8). String 2 olive beads, 1 berry bead, and 2 olive beads.
Step 2
Pass through all 4 of the olive beads again, skipping the berry bead altogether. This creates a square of beads with a little picot at one end.
Step 3

String 4 olive beads (A); pass through the first 2 beads just strung, making sure this little square of beads is snug to the other beadwork (B).
Step 4

String 1 berry bead; pass back through the last 2 olive beads just exited, plus one more (A); pull tight (B).
Step 5
String 1 berry bead; pass through the third and fourth olive beads added in Step 3, then pull tight.
Step 6
Repeat Steps 3 - 5 to desired length.

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