How to Create a Flat Chenille Stitch

Instructions by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Note: The instructions use size 8 (A beads) and size 11 (B beads). Different sizes, or all the same size bead, can be used to create an alternative look with the same stitch.
STEP 1
Cut an arm's length of thread. Add a beading needle and a stop bead to the thread.

Row 1 and 2

STEP 2
Pick up:
  • Eight A
  • One B
  • One A
Pick up one B then pass back through the next two A added to Row 1. Repeat to the end of the row, exiting the last A.

Row 3

STEP 3
Pick up one B and one A.

Pass back through the next B added to Row 2.

Pick up two A and pass back through the next B. Repeat two more times.

Pass through the last A of Row 1.

Pick up one B and one A then pass back through the next A added to Row 3.

Row 4

STEP 4
Pick up one B and pass back through the next two A of Row 3. Repeat two more times.

Row 5

STEP 5
Pick up two A and pass back through the last B added to Row 4. Repeat two more times.

Pick up two A and pass back through the last two A of Row 3.

Pass up through the second to last A added to Row 5.

Row 6

STEP 6
Pick up one B and pass through the last A of Row 5.

Pick up one B and one A then pass back through the previously added B.

Pass back through the next two A of Row 5 then pick up one B. Repeat three more times.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 3 - 6 until the desired length is reached.

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