In odd-count tubular peyote, you don’t need to step up; the beads will automatically form a continuous spiral.
Step 1: Pick up an odd number of beads, tie them into a ring with a square knot, and sew through the first bead again (Figure 2, a–b). These beads will shift to form rounds 1 and 2 as round 3 is added.
Step 2: Work round 3 in tubular peyote stitch until you sew through the bead prior to the first bead in the ring (b–c). Pick up a bead, and sew through the next up-bead (c–d).
Step 3: For subsequent rounds, continue working in tubular peyote, always sewing through the next up-bead.