How to Roll a Cross Joint Like a Pro - 4 Simple Steps to Success!

Jun 26 , 2020

How to Roll a Cross Joint Like a Pro - 4 Simple Steps to Success!

Have you seen the cool video of how to roll a cross joint with Seth Rogen and want to try it for yourself? This method of rolling a cross joint looks cool and will easily impress all your smoking buddies with your mad joint rolling skills. This may look difficult, but our step by step guide makes for easy joint rolling!

We're about to be with you, Seth!

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

  • How to roll a cross joint
  • How to roll a joint
  • Pro tips for rolling perfect joints

Stoner Supplies Needed

  • Grinder
  • Flower
  • Filter
  • 3 rolling papers (more if it’s likely to take you a few tries)
  • Lighter
  • Paper clip or sewing needle
  • Scissors

cross joint marijuana smokeDon't worry! You'll be holding your own soon enough! Photo: @brucesketch

Best Way to Roll a Good Joint

Before we explain how to roll a cross joint step by step, we have to explain how to roll the perfect joint. You start the process of rolling cross joints by rolling two joints, so you need to know how to roll a good joint:
  • For the visual learners out there, this video (click!) demonstrates how to roll a joint with raw papers
  • For those that prefer reading, this article (click!) does a good job of explaining how to roll a joint for beginners

Once you’re rolling like a stoner, you’re ready to learn how to roll a cross joint. You’ll need to know how to make a filter for a joint if you want a filer in the one you’ll be smoking out of, how to roll a joint with a filter, and how to roll a joint without filters. If you struggle with figuring out how to roll a joint with paper, you can look up how to roll a joint with a roller. If the above instructions don’t make sense to you, there are many videos and articles available online to explain how to roll a joint step by step. Trust us! It'll be worth it to perfect your joint rolling skills so your cross joint comes out holy beautiful!

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This lil' beaut has a bright future ahead of it! Photo: @thebluntartist_

How to Roll a Cross Joint Step by Step Instructions

As we mentioned above, you want to start with two joints; it can be a zig zag joint and a raw joint or two of the same or even two spliffs. Whatever you decide, make sure one is obviously bigger than the other and that you don’t put a filter in the smaller one, as you’ll be lighting both ends of it. Grab your weed rolling kit and set up shop.


Step One: Make a Hole in the Larger Joint (the one with a filter)

You remember that paper clip or sewing needle we told you you’d need? Take that and shove it through the joint, about a third of the way down on the end without the filter. 
Move the paper clip around to make the hole large enough for the smaller joint to fit through it. This is easier if you rolled the smaller one into more of a pencil joint. With practice, you’ll get used to sizing these appropriately.


Step Two: Make a Small Hole in the Smaller Joint

Take the same paper clip and stab it through the smaller joint. This small hole will allow air to flow through when you smoke it. 
Be sure when you’re making this hole that you aren’t moving the paper clip around like you did before; you want this hole to be small.


Step Three: Making the Cross

Take the smaller joint and push it carefully through the hole you made in the larger joint. Make sure that the small holes you made in the smaller joint are lined up in such a way that they are inside the larger joint. This is what makes it possible to burn all three ends at once and successfully smoke through it.


Step Four: Make It Airtight

Cut or tear off the gum strip of one of your joint papers. Take this strip and wrap it around the intersection where the two joints cross, being sure to secure it in place, making it airtight and ready to smoke.


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We think cross joints should be a social activity! Photo: @whilhelm

Rolling Pro Tips

Now that you know one of the cool ways to roll a joint, it’s time to improve on your skills with some help from the pros.
  • You can use this same technique if you want to know how to roll cross blunt
  • What can I use to roll a joint? In a pinch, you can use just about any paper without ink on it. We all know some stoner that smoked a joint out of a receipt or something similar; don’t be that guy, you’ll regret it.
  • When rolling, use a rolling mat or a makeshift mat so you don’t lose any product
  • Practice makes perfect; the more you roll the better you’ll get
When rolling a joint for the first time, it’s important to try it slow and carefully to ensure that you’re getting it right. As we said, the more you practice the better you’ll get so just keep at it and you’ll get there.
You won’t roll a cross joint perfectly your first try and maybe not even the second, but the more you try and the closer attention you pay, the better you’ll get. This skill will get you loads of attention from your crew; it’s sure to be a party pleaser and kick things off in a great way!


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Perhaps you want your cross joint with you to bring you even closer to nature! Photo: @lelotakessnaps


Do you want to impress your smoking buds? Want to seem like the coolest person in the group? You’ll have to do more than just learn how to roll a joint with zig zags or how to make a joint filter. Learning one of the coolest ways to roll a joint should do the trick: rolling cross joints!
We hope that our step by step guide to rolling cross joints helped you successfully roll this masterpiece. If you have any questions or think we left something out, leave us a comment below.
If you can’t get the hang of rolling a cross joint or even a joint, don’t lose hope. There are joint rollers that can help you, pre-rolled plastic joint cones, pre-rolled papers, and even pre-rolled joints you can purchase from dispensaries. You won’t have to miss out on all the fun of joints.


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Give those nugs the life they deserve by rolling them into beautiful joints! Photo: @xmen_420

Can’t get enough? Try your hand at these other stoner tricks:

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Written by: Megan Medeiros | Cover Photo by: @lalien_420

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