In this example, I have prepared for the crochet cross stitch by working two rows of 39 dc each. Pattern is as follows.
End each row with a ch 3.
Row 1: Skip first st, * skip next dc; dc around post of next dc inserting hook from front to back(fpdc), dc around post of dc just skipped in same manner--cross-st made**, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across, end last rep at **, dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.