How to Create the Tubular Chenille Stitch

Instructions by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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STEP 1
Cut a 3-foot length of stringing material then thread a beading needle, leaving a tail.
STEP 2
Using A beads, create a section of ladder stitch that is six beads in length.

Note: View the Ladder Stitch, How-To how-to video and illustrated instructions for additional details.
STEP 3
Pass through the first bead and the last bead twice, pulling tight to create a circle. Pass through again, exiting the opposite side of the circle than the tail.
STEP 4
Pick up one B bead. Pass down through the adjacent A bead of the previous row, then up through the next A bead. Repeat two times then pass through the first bead added.
STEP 5
Pick up two A beads and pass through the next B bead added in the previous row.

Repeat two times then pass through the first A bead added in this row.
STEP 6
Pick up one B bead. Pass through the next two A beads of the previous row.

Repeat two times then pass through the first B bead added.
STEP 7
Pick up two A beads and pass through the next B bead in the row.

Repeat two times then pass through the first A bead added in this row.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until the chenille stitch reaches the desired length, ending with a Step 7 row.

STEP 9
Pass through the next two A beads, then pick up one A bead.

Repeat twice.
STEP 10
Pass through all of the A beads in the last row twice then secure with a knot.

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