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How to Read a Peyote Stitch Word Chart: Flat Odd and Even Count Peyote Stitch

An example of a peyote stitch word chart.

Jennifer VanBenschoten
When working from a word chart, each different color of bead used in the pattern is assigned a number. Sometimes this is just an arbitrary number - as an example, a pattern that uses four colors of beads will assign those beads a number between 1 and 4.

Some patterns that use cylinder beads refer to the manufacturer's reference number of the bead color. These patterns will specify the reference number of either the Delica or Toho cylinder bead color that is to be used.

Before you start your project, sort your beads, either on your work tray, bead mat or bead dish. You can use small pieces of paper with the numbers written on them, or you can use sticky notes to help you remember which bead is which.

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