Welcome to my latest post, today I’m going to start a series about how to crochet a train set with animals to go along with it. We will start with the crochet train engine today. The completed train engine will look like this.
As always the video tutorial is available on my Youtube channel at Crochet Train Appliqué How-to Tutorial and I hope you enjoy it.
To view the full pattern continue to scroll down this page. If you would like to download the pattern in PDF format it’s available on my Ravelry store at Crochet Train Pattern. You can buy it individually for $1 or the complete set of nine patterns for $5.
I will be using the US terminology here, for the UK version go to Crochet Train Appliqué Pattern (UK version).
Train with Contrasting Roof Crochet Pattern
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- Crochet cotton or wool, I used Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat 2 ply crochet cotton colours (390) Poppy Rose, (280) Lemon, (074) Mercury and (110) Black.
- Crochet hook (I used a 1mm hook).
- Sewing needle and thread to stitch the train together.
- Darning needle to weave in ends.
Medium train engine (Using 4 ply crochet cotton & a 1.5mm hook)
10.5cm x 9cm or 4” x 3.5”
Small train engine (Using 2 ply crochet cotton & a 1mm hook)
8cm x 7cm or 3.25” x 2.75”
Crochet Train Engine
Row 1: Miss 1 ch. 1 sc in each ch to end. Turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, 1 dec sc over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc over each st to last 2, 1 dec sc over these 2 sts. Turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, 1 dec sc over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.
Row 5: 1 ch, 1 sc over each st to last 2, 1 dec sc over these 2 sts. Turn.
Row 6: 1 ch, 1 dec sc over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Miss these sts. Turn.
Row 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.
Rows 8 – 12: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.
Row 13: 1 ch, work 1 sc in next 11 sc. Turn.
Rows 14 – 19: 1 ch, work 1 sc in next 11 sc. Turn.
Work sc around edge. Sl st into beginning. Fasten off.
23 ch, (I do more than I think I will need and undo the left over chain).
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, holding ch against body of train as shown work 1 sc through the ch and body in each st across top. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch. Turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.
Join cotton to 6th st from cabin.
Row 1: 2 ch, 1 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to last, 2 hdc in last. Turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same place as ch, 1 sc in each st to last, 2 sc in last. Fasten off.
Wheels (Make 2)
Using contrasting colour make a magic loop.
1 ch, work 8 sc into loop. Pull circle tight and join with a sl. St in chain.
Join main wheel colour.
Row 1: 3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.
Row 2: 3 ch, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) repeat to end. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch. Fasten off.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end. Turn
Rows 2 – 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn.
Row 6: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st to end. Don’t fasten off.
1 ch work sc around window. Sl st in ch. Fasten off.
To Make Up
Weave in ends. Attach window and wheels to train body.
Crochet chain to fit between the wheels and attach if desired.
And here’s the train engine in a few different colors.
Next in the series is the crochet train carriage, and the entire series is available at crochet train series.
Thank you for sharing your patterns. I have been looking for train appliques. The two pieces look wonderful.
I can’t wait until I get these made up. I hope to be able to get the other cars.
Thank you Karen, I also had trouble finding suitable appliques so decided to design my own so I hope you enjoy them. I’ll be putting up the last video on Friday showing how to crochet the train track, smoke and putting it together. Kerri
Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful appliqué patterns. I can’t wait to start making the train.
You’re welcome Ann. I hope the train goes well for you and would love to see it when it’s finished.