Circular Square Stitch

Learn how to do the circular square stitch in your beading projects with this handy how-to article that's part of our beading stitches glossary!String the first round of beads and pass through them again to form a circle.  Start a new round by stringing 2 beads; pass through the last bead of the first round and through the 2 beads just strung.  Repeat all around, passing through the next bead of the previous round for each 2 new beads strung.  At the end of the round, pass through the whole round again to tighten the beads.  Start a new round by stringing 2 beads; pass through the last bead of the previous round and through the 2 beads just strung.  String 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round and the bead just strung.  Repeat around, stitching 1 or 2 beads to each bead of the previous round, adjusting the count as necessary to keep the work flat.

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I was the founding editor of Beading Daily (2007-2009) and my now a freelance designer/writer/editor.  My designs have been published in Stringing, Step by Step Beads, Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, Creative Jewelry, Beadwork, and other magazines. I enjoy stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metal work, mixed media, beadweaving—pretty much anything that involves beads or jewelry.  I also enjoy exploring new crafts like pottery and felting.  I write a personal blog if you want to see more of my work. 16+ Free Beading Projects: A list of the free projects I created for Beading Daily. Contact Info If you have a question regarding Beading Daily, please contact customer service at beadingdaily@interweave.com or the current editor, Kristal Wick. If you'd like to contact me, you'll find my info on my website:  www.michellemach.com.  You can also follow me on Twitter at:  http://twitter.com/beadsandbooks Pictured here is a pair of earrings I made for the Spring 2010 issue of Stringing in an attempt to get over my fear of designing with the color orange!

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