A cursive capital Y is easy to write. It’s almost exactly like a handwritten lowercase y, just larger. The lowercase cursive y however, is almost exactly like a lowercase handwritten y.
The letter y in cursive usually connects to the letter e in words like:
Cursive y also connects to the letter o in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter y in cursive, practice writing “ye” together as well as “yo.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
Writing an Uppercase y in Cursive
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital Y slightly below the topline, on the left, creating an upside down hook-like shape. Continue your stroke down and to the bottom line. From the bottom line, make a “u” shape back up to the topline. Finally from the topline, take your stroke down and below the bottom line. When your stroke is below the bottom line, make a quick loop out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter.
Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.
Writing a Lowercase y in Cursive
Begin your stroke slightly below your midline, creating an upside down hook-like shape. Next, bring your stroke to the bottom line and from there make a “u”-like shape back to up to the midline. Finally, take your stroke down and below the bottomline and quickly make a stem with a loop. Finish your stroke by bringing it back above the bottom line and leave a tail out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter.
Cursive Letter Y — Free Worksheet to practice the letter y in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.