Close up of hot cross buns crochet stitch in green recycled silk yarn with overlay that reads "HOW TO CROCHET: HOT CROSS BUNS STITCH"

How to Crochet: The Hot Cross Buns Stitch

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The Hot Cross Buns Crochet Stitch

  • Size: 6"x6"
  • Gauge: 4x4 in DC = 11sts x 7 rows
  • Yarn: 15g of DGY worsted weight recycled silk
  • Crochet Hook Size: 5.0mm


  • CH - Chain
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • SK - Skip a Stitch
  • St - Stitch
  • TC - Treble Crochet
  • TCh - Turning Chain
  • TX: Treble X Stitch - 2 YO, Ins hook and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo, sk 1, insert hook and pull up a loop, *yo and pull through 2 loops* repeat three more times. CH 1, YO, Insert hook where stitches meet, pull up a loop, yo pull through two loops twice.
  • Yo - Yarn Over
  • DC3tog - Double Crochet three together
  • Ch Sp:Chain Space


CH 24
Row 1: Working into the 2nd CH from hook, SC across. Turn (23 SC)
Row 2: CH 4 (counts as 1 TC), TX across, end with TC in final st. Turn. (7 TX and 2 TC)
Row 3: CH 3 (count as 1 DC), DC3tog in ch sp of the first TX, CH 2 and repeat across. End row with DC. Turn. (7 DC3tog, 14 CH, and 2 DC) ​
Row 4: CH 1, SC across.
Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 2-4.