In this paper uniaxial tensile creep data are used in conjunction with fracture mechanics concepts to predict creep crack growth rates in materials having a wide range of creep ductilities. A model is proposed of creep damage accumulation in a process zone ahead of the crack tip. The model allows all stages of creep to be incorporated in an approximate manner and creep ductility to be stress and stress-state sensitive. Good agreement is obtained with experimental crack growth data on a range of low alloy steels, a stainless steel, an aluminium alloy and a nickel-base superalloy. It is found that cracking rate is insensitive to the creep process zone size but inversely proportional to creep ductility. Crack growth rates under plane strain conditions are shown to be about fifty times those for plane stress loading.