Elegant Crochet Cross

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Crochet This Beautiful Lacy Cross

Use this as a bookmark, Christmas ornament or Easter decoration.  Try crocheting beads into the pattern to add color and some added decoration to the piece.

Stiffen with either a commercial stiffener or mix equal parts of white glue and water.  Dip the finished cross into the solution, squeeze out the excess and block to preserve the shape.

Follow the pattern below to create your own beautiful crochet cross.

Simply Elegant Crochet Cross

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Lacy Cross Crochet Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • Size 10 crochet thread
  •  A hook / Steel 2 mm
  • tapestry needle

Finished cross measures approx. 4¾ in. x 3¾ in.

Special Stitches:

Puff stitch: Yarn over hook, draw up a loop in designated stitch, repeat twice more, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Long single crochet (Lsc): Draw loop through designated stitch to height of row being worked, complete as single crochet (the Lsc takes the place of the next stitch in the current row).

Picot (p): Chain 3, work 1 single crochet in the third chain from hook.

Ch 9, join in furthest chain from hook to form a ring.

Foundation Round: Ch 2, *work 1 puff st into ring, ch 1, rep from * 11 more times, join in top of beginning ch — 12 puff sts.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc into same ch sp as join, 2 sc in next ch sp, *ch 12, Sl st in 6th ch from hook and each of the next 6 ch, work 2 sc in each of the next 3 ch sp of Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, ch 20, Sl st in 6th ch from hook and each of the next 14 ch, work 2 sc in next ch sp of Foundation Round, 1 sc in next ch sp, join in 1st sc of round — 4 points of the cross and 24 scs.

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 Lsc over st from previous round and into same ch sp from Foundation Round, 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, *sk 1st sc at beginning of point and work 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, 1 sc] in center of ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 6 ch, sk last sc, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 3 ch sp from Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, sk 1st sc at beginning of point and work 1 sc in each of the next 14 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, 1 sc] in center of ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 14 ch, sk last sc, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into the next ch sp from Foundation Round, 1 Lsc in next ch sp, join in 1st Lsc of round — 21 sts on Points 1 through 3; 37 sts on Point 4; 24 Lscs.

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 Lsc over st from previous rounds and into same ch sp from Foundation Round, 2 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, *work 1 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into each of the next 6 ch, 1 Lsc into ch-5 sp, ch 1, puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, puff st in next ch sp, ch 2, 1 Lsc in ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 6 ch, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 3 ch sp from Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, *work 1 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into each of the next 14 ch, 1 Lsc into ch-5 sp, ch 1, puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, puff st in next ch sp, ch 2, 1 Lsc in ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 14 ch, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, 1 Lsc in next ch sp,join in 1st Lsc of round — 33 sts on Points 1 through 3; 49 sts on Point 4; 24 Lscs.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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We’d like to thank petalstopicots.com for creating and sharing this pattern on AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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