The cross for the 3rd Class to the Cross of Liberty differs from the higher classes in the way the enamelled parts of the cross are in deep blue. The cross itself is gold plated and bares a gold plated rose button. The rose button can also bare a red cross as token of awarding to red cross members.
As all grades the decoration can be military (with swords) of civilian (without swords) and for peacetime (yellow/white ribbon) or wartime (red/white ribbon) awarded. During wartime the war ribbon variation could be awarded with an oak leaf.
The medal itself consists of a deep blue enamelled, gold plated cross, hanging on an oak leaf cluster, placed on a ribbon to be worn on the left breast. For women the ribbon was different shaped. The cross bears the Finnish swastika with a rose button in the middle.
The oak leaf cluster can either be with or without swords an the variation with oak leaf has an oak leaf placed on the ribbon.