Peyote Stitch is perhaps one of the very first stitches a novice to beading will begin with. It is quite quick to pick up and fairly easy to master.
You can recognise peyote stitch by the way the beads are aligned. Vertically all the beads will be in straight rows, however horizontally each row will be half a bead higher than the previous row.
As each row is only half a bead higher than the last, this means as you are beading your beads will neatly sit into the space created between the beads from the previous row.
But don't be fooled, this is not just for beginners to beading. Peyote stitch is actually a very versatile stitch and you can create some quite spectacular pieces of beadwork. I have been designing professionally for 15 years and it is my goto stitch. I am always amazed with the endless possibilities I can create just using this stitch.