A cursive capital X is easy to write. It’s almost exactly like a handwritten capital x. Capital cursive X is a special letter because it is one of the only cursive letters that requires you to lift your writing utensil from the page when forming the letter. The lowercase cursive x is also almost identical to the lowercase handwritten x.
The letter x in cursive usually connects to the letter e in words like:
Cursive x also connects to the letter y in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter x in cursive, practice writing “xe” together as well as “xy.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital X on the left, slightly below the topline, making a hook-like curve. From the curve, take your stroke down and to the right, leaving yet another hook-like curve or tail. Begin your next stroke in the left corner, this time do not make a hook or curve. Take your stroke down and slightly to the left of the bottom line, crossing your initial line in the middle.
Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.
Begin your stroke slightly above the bottom line. Take your stroke up to the midline, making a curve and immediately taking your stroke back to the right and down to the bottom line. Remember to leave a tail out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter. Then, like capital X, begin this stroke at the midline on the left side. Take your stroke slightly to the right, crossing your initial first line in the middle. Finally, your stroke should meet the bottom line on the left side.
Cursive Letter X Worksheet
Free Worksheet to practice the letter x in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.