How to Create the Double St. Petersburg Stitch

Instructions by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Note: A wide variety of bead combinations can be used in this stitch. The instructions were created using size 8 (A bead) and size 11 (B bead) rocailles.
STEP 1
Create a length of St. Petersburg stitch. Secure the working thread and do not remove the stop bead.

Note: View ''How to Create the St. Petersburg Stitch'' illustrated instructions for additional details.

STEP 2
Cut a 3-foot length of stringing material and thread a needle, leaving a tail.
STEP 3
Pass through the stop bead of the St. Petersburg stitch twice, pulling tight, then pick up six color B beads.

STEP 4
Pass through the third and fourth color B added in Step 3 again, then pull tight to create a square of beads.

STEP 5
Pick up one color B bead then pass back through the last three color B in the row.

This completes row one, leaving the lower two color B of the square to begin row two.

STEP 6
Pass through the adjacent color A from the original St. Petersburg stitch and the two color B of row two.

STEP 7
Pick up four color B. Pass through the first two beads picked up again, pulling tight to create a square.

STEP 8
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 until the length matches the original St. Petersburg stitch.
STEP 9
Weave through adjacent beads to secure the thread. For additional security add a knot.

Remove the stop bead and thread the beading needle onto the tail, then repeat to secure the thread. Repeat to secure the second tail.

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