Sure, here’s a simple and easy crochet pattern for a cross motif. This pattern is suitable for beginners and can be used for various projects like bookmarks, wall decor, or even as embellishments on other crochet items.
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
- Crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
Step 1: Start by making the vertical part of the cross.
- Chain 16.
- In the second chain from the hook, make 1 sc. Make 1 sc in each of the next 6 chains. This completes one arm of the cross.
- Leave the remaining chains unworked. This is the vertical part of the cross.
Step 2: Make the horizontal part of the cross.
- Turn your work. Skip the first sc from the previous row (the one closest to the unworked chains), and make 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc.
- Turn your work again. Skip the first sc from the previous row, and make 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc.
Step 3: Join the two parts of the cross.
- Fold the vertical arm over the horizontal arm, so they intersect to form a cross shape.
- Use a slip stitch to join the vertical and horizontal arms together at their intersection. Insert your hook through the last sc of the horizontal arm and the corresponding sc of the vertical arm, yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook to complete the slip stitch.
Step 4: Finish off.
- Cut the yarn, leaving a tail for weaving in.
- Use a yarn needle to weave in the ends, securing them neatly on the backside of the cross.
Optional: You can add a hanging loop at the top of the cross if you’d like to use it as a decoration or ornament. To do this, chain a desired length (usually 10-15 chains), and then attach it to the top of the vertical arm using a slip stitch.
And that’s it! You’ve created a simple crochet cross motif. Feel free to experiment with different yarn colors and sizes to customize the cross to your liking.