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How To Crochet The Rail Road Stitch

Learn how to crochet this simple and beautiful rail road double crochet stitch. This stitch is perfect for all kinds of projects. Use it to create coasters, washcloths, hot pads, face cloths and much more…

Crochet and knitting stitch patterns have always extremely useful and necessary techniques to master. No matter how skillful and experienced you are in crochet, there will always be a new stitch pattern that you have not practiced yet. Like many other crochet stitch patterns, this stitch uses very simple, almost basic techniques. However, the combination of these simple techniques create such an eye-catching look of the rail road stitch.

There are thousands of elegant and alluring crochet stitch patterns and we have already learnt how to make some of the most beautiful of them. For example the Celtic Cable Stitch. For today, we have brought you another amazing tutorial and this time, we will be teaching you how to crochet the rail road doubles in the easiest possible way.


Each perfect crochet stitch pattern has helpful photos and step by step instructions to ensure you don’t miss a single detail. Even if you’ve never seen this stitch before, you are going to find out that it’s quite simple and easy to work up.

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So, here is a fresh new, beginner friendly tutorial on how to crochet the rail road stitch.

Find a new crochet pattern to make and put your skills to the test with this beautiful stitch.

Enjoy yourself and happy crocheting.

Video Tutorial by Blossom Crochet

10 thoughts to “How To Crochet The Rail Road Stitch”

    1. Going by the video you would chain any number, dc (sc for US terms) in the 2nd ch from the hook, dc (sc for US) across the chain and turn (do not ch 1 before turning). Dc (sc) into both loops of the stitch you just worked, *sc into the front loop of the next stitch* repeat from * to * until 1 stitch remains, dc (sc) into both loops, do not ch 1, and turn. Repeat until desired height.

      Yes, you can make hats with it, I don’t see any reason you wouldn’t be able to do rounds, either spiraling or joined, with this stitch. To join you may need to ss into the first loop and then ch 1, but I’m not sure, you might not need to chain – you’d have to play with it to see what works. I did the Rocking Stitch using the front loops on a hat set for a mother and her daughters and it turned out nicely so it doesn’t have to be limited to dc (sc). I have a lot of I Love This Yarn! that I use to tinker with stitches like this to see where things will go before I start a project and this would be a perfect stitch to take out for a spin. 🙂

    1. She’s not chaining in the video. She’s finishing the last dc (sc in US terms) then turning and going right into the dc (sc) she just worked.

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