Life Ring

Life Ring

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite

Additional Information



  • Lily Sugar and Cream Super Size, 200 yds
  • Main Color (MC) White: 2 balls
  • Contrast A Red: 2 balls
  • Contrast B Yellow: 1 ball
  • Contrast C Black: 1 ball
  • Size H/8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 16" polystyrene ring
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4"
With MC, ch 32
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 31 hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
**Rep last row until work from beg measures approx 12-1/2". Break MC and join A at end of last row.
With A, rep last row for 12-1/2". Break A and join MC at end of last row.**
Rep from ** to ** once more. Fasten off at end of last row.

Wrap piece around polystyrene ring. Sew seam using whip stitch. Sew foundation chain and last row tog.

Cut 9 length of B to fit around ring twice. Holding 9 strands tog, divide into 3 sections (3 strands each section). Secure end to pillow or other stable surface. Braid strands until it fits around outside of ring. Tie knot to secure ends. With B, tack Rope to outside of ring.

With pencil, write desired letters. With C, make chains long enough to shape into letters. Fasten off at end of each chain, leaving a long end.
Trace letters with chains and secure in position, using long ends.

Size: 16" diameter

Stitch Glossary:
= Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rs = Right sid