Row 1: String 3 beads, and tic in an over-hand knot (as if you are beginning to tie a shoestring), leaving an 8th (20.3 cm) tail. Grasp the tail tightly in the hand that is not holding the needle until you have established several rows. Sew through the next bead.
Row 2: String 2 new beads, and proceed through the next bead to form a V. Continue adding 2 beads after each bead in the
previous row until you reach the end of the row. You will now have 9 beads. “Step up” to begin the next row. (Note: When you step up, you will sew through only the first of the 2 beads, coming out in the center of the V.)
Row 3: String 2 beads, and sew through the second of the 2 beads from the previous row. You should now have a second V inside the first one. String 1 bead, and sew through the next up bead. Pull firmly so that this bead snaps into place.
Continue this process, sewing 2 beads over each corner bead and then 1 bead between each 2 up beads, until you reach the end of the row. Step up to begin the next row. (Note: When you step up, you will sew through only the first of the 2 beads, coming out in the center of the V.)
By now you have noticed that the base portion of the triangle box is made up of two parts: three corners (where the increases occur) and three straight sides (beaded in typical peyote stitch). After the startup row, each row will increase the triangle by 3 beads (1 bead per side). Continue to add 2 beads to each corner—each V inside the one from the previous row—until your triangle reaches the desired size (about 1″ to l’/2″ (2.5 cm to 3.8 cm] for your practice piece).
LAST Row: String 1 bead, and sew through the second of the 2 beads, making sure that it sits snugly inside the V. This bead establishes the corner of the triangle. Sew 1 bead between the up beads until you come out in the center of the next V. Add a bead for the second corner. Continue until you reach the end of the row.