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Brick stitch

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Figure 1
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Brick stitch earned its name by resembling the bricks in a wall. In brick stitching, beads don’t sit one on top of the next. Instead, the rows are offset, as in a brick wall. Brick stitch is an easy stitch to learn.

Begin brick stitch by creating a bead ladder to the desired length (see Ladder stitch).

Whenever possible, begin each brick stitch row so no thread shows on the edge: Pick up two beads. Sew under the thread bridge between the second and third beads on the ladder from back to front. Sew up through the second bead added, down through the first, and sew back up through the second bead (Figure 1).

For the row's remaining stitches, pick up one bead. Sew under the next thread bridge in the previous row from back to front. Sew back up through the new bead (Figure 2). Brick stitch naturally decreases by one bead at the start of each row.
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