Quick and Easy Crochet Cross Pattern in 3 Sizes – FREE & Rustic!

With Easter coming up soon, I have a new crochet pattern to share: a quick and easy crochet cross pattern that comes in 3 different sizes!

I am so excited to start designing more Christ-centered crochet patterns.

Seriously, I think it is an amazing thing to spread the gospel through crochet.

My hope and prayer is that this cross crochet pattern will draw you near to Jesus this Easter!

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed

Isaiah 53:5
Crochet Cross Applique

A Small Crochet Cross Pattern (Tiny, in Fact!)

This pattern all started with the small cross. I was actually sitting in my local college group and crocheting during the sermon…it helps me focus, LOL.

Anyway, I have wanted to come up with cross crochet patterns for awhile, and since Easter was coming up, I knew I needed to get to work.

As I sat and listened to the word of God, I used fingering weight yarn to make the teensy tiny cross you see here!

small crochet cross applique

Of course, when I got home, I realized I could easily make the cross larger simply by changing my yarn weight.

I first tried worsted weight, then bulky, and what emerged was a cross applique easily made in 3 sizes!

This crochet cross is quick & easy to make!

If you want to crochet a cross is less than 10 minutes, this is the pattern for you.

The 3 different sized crosses are made larger simply by using heavier weight yarn and adding a few stitches, so even the large cross works up quickly!

Maybe you’ve been wondering how to crochet a simple cross. If so, look no further. This pattern is so easy to make!

There are a few things about it that can be tricky to conceptualize through the written pattern, but once you get the hang of it, making them is a breeze.

That said, if you’re more of a visual learner, I highly recommend checking out the video tutorial below!

I’ve been doing video tutorials for all of my new patterns over on YouTube, so make sure to come subscribe if you haven’t already!

small, medium, and large crochet cross

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Want to print this pattern out? If so, you have the option of buying an ad-free, PDF cross crochet pattern for just $3.50!

This PDF includes all the works! Here’s what you’ll get included:

  1. Full written instructions
  2. Photo tutorial for making the cross

Making Use of Your Crochet Cross Applique

Now, flat crochet crosses are cool and everything…but how can you make use of them?

Some people use crosses as a Bible bookmark, but to be honest, this cross may not work the best for that.

Instead, you can sew it as an applique to any of your favorite things…

  • the tiny cross might look cool sewn on a sweater!
  • you could try crocheting several crosses and stringing them onto a banner for Easter decor
  • Or, I have a basket pattern I designed just so that you can make use of your cross…

Crochet Cross Basket Pattern

This little basket I designed might just be the perfect addition to your Easter decor! I sewed the medium sized cross applique onto it.

crochet cross basket

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Quick and Easy Crochet Cross Pattern – Free

Ready to make this simple crochet cross? The free pattern is below!

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Crochet Cross Applique in 3 Sizes - FREE Pattern

Materials:

  • Small cross: #1 fingering weight yarn, F/4.25mm crochet hook
  • Medium cross: #4 worsted weight yarn, H/5mm crochet hook
  • Large cross: #5 bulky weight yarn, I/5.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Notes:

  1. The different sized crosses are all worked in the same way, but with different yarns AND a few added stitches (more info in the pattern).
  2. Crosses will be worked in one piece. We’ll start with the long, vertical section, and then make the sides right off of the vertical piece. 
  3. If any part of the pattern is confusing, please refer to the photo tutorial at the end.

Measurements: 

Small cross: 1.5” tall

Medium cross: 3” tall

Large cross: 5.5” tall

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Foundation single crochet – fsc

Single crochet – sc

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Space(s) – sp(s)

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

More Christian Crochet Patterns

1/ Cross Basket 2/ Easter Cross Wall Hanging

more christian crochet patterns

Instructions:

Tiny Cross

With fingering weight yarn, fsc 9. 

Row 1: Sl st in the “ch” of last fsc. Sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Sl st down the “ch” side of the fsc row. Fasten off.

Medium Cross:

Crochet cross applique pattern

With worsted weight yarn, fsc 11.

Row 1: Sl st in the “ch” of last fsc. Sl st in next 4 sts. Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Sl st down the “ch” side of the fsc row. Fasten off.

Large Cross:

With bulky weight yarn, fsc 15.

Row 1: Sl st in the “ch” of last fsc. Sl st in next 5 sts. Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and next 4 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and next 4 ch. Sl st in middle of cross. Sl st down the “ch” side of the fsc row.

Fasten off.

Finishing:

  1. Steam block your crosses so they don’t curl.
  2. After blocking, weave in all your ends!

I hope you have enjoyed this free crochet pattern! What will you use this cross applique for? Let me know in the comment section!

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P.S. If you want a specific use for your new cross applique, don’t forget to check out my free Easter basket pattern!