Sunday, July 7, 2013

Infinity Puzzle Bracelet

Infinity Puzzle Bracelet

 A great rainy day project.
Kids can have fun linking the colors together.
Did you save gum wrappers to fold and piece together in grammar school?
Back in the 60’s, it was quite a fad.
I remember trying to collect enough wrappers to make a necklace.
Some kids made mammoth chains that would break the Guinness Book of World Records.
Well, this pattern can be pieced together, and can be as long as you want.
And you don’t have to chew excessive amounts of gum to make one.
You could make a bracelet, a necklace or garland.
It is very easy, and it’s great for using up scrap yarn.
And when the links are made, the FUN begins.


Worsted Weight Yarn ~ 60” (153cm) for one link
                                   ~ 20 yards for one bracelet
                           (I used Sugar n Cream Cotton)
4.5mm (G) hook
Scissor or Snips
Yarn needle

Velcro (cut to fit the width of the Connector Link ~1/4” or ~0.6cm)

Or you could use a snap (I used no snag velcro)

Sewing needle and thread

Gauge:  Not essential to construction

Size:  One Open Link = ~ 2" (~5cm) in length

~ = Approximately
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
FO = Fasten Off
Sc = Single Crochet
Ss = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
US Terminology
Make as many links, in as many colors as you want.
A bracelet that fits my hand takes 10 or 11 Links and 1 Connecting Link. 
A necklace that fits nicely over the head will require about 35 Links.
Garland can be made as long as you want.

And you might want to experiment with other types of yarn

or even crochet thread and a smaller hook.

One Link:
Ch 11, Ss in the 2nd ch made (it will be the 10th ch from the hook).   [Photo 1]
Then Ss in the 1st ch (which will be last ch, the 11th ch from the hook).  [Photo 2]
            Ch 9, Working on the other side of the beg two chs,   [Photo 3]
Ss in the 1st ch again and then in the 2nd ch.  [Photo 4]
            It should now look like an infinity symbol or the number “8” on its side.
            Ss in the top loop of each ch and ss around. (9 chs, 2 ss, 9 chs, 2ss / Total = 22 ss) [Photo 5]

 [Photo 1]
 [Photo 2]
 [Photo 3]
 [Photo 4]
 [Photo 5]

 FO.  Of course you could weave in the ends, but if you plan to make a lot, it could be quite daunting. 
I suggest that you pull the end through the ch-hole directly below the final st to bring it to the back of the work.   [Photo 6]
Then tie the fastened-off and beginning ends together with 4 overhand knots. 

Be sure to pull the last 2 knots tight to secure.  [Photo 7]

Then snip the ends about 1/8 to 1/4”.  This will be on the inside and will not show.   [Photo 8]


Ch 16, in the Back Ridge-Bump Sc in the 2nd ch and across.

FO with ~ 5” (12 cm) to sew (to connect to the first Link). (15 sc)
Sew a velcro strip [Photo 9] on opposite sides of each end.

Place one Link wrong side (knotted side) up, and the connector-end (the side with the yarn ends and velcro facing up) next to it.  [Photo 10]

Weave the end of the Connector through the Link.  [Photo 11]

With a yarn needle and the 5” fastened-off end, sew the top 2 stitches to the back side to form a loop around the center of the first Link.  [Photo 12]

Then with wrong side up weave another Link through the two free-loops of the first Link.

Continue adding until you have enough for a bracelet or necklace or whatever.

Have Fun!
2013 P Perkins


  1. Loving the idea of a garland for the christmas tree made like this! Thanks for the great tutorial! :D

    1. So glad that you like the pattern.
      Oh, I would love to see your garland, when it is finished.
      You made me smile:)

  2. I love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm ill and disabled and am now unable to work on larger projects these days, but being a born and bred crafter, I can't stay still, and creating things, however small, gives me a great buzz - and keeps my hands and fingers mobile!

    I had never heard of the 'gum wrapper' craze, but maybe that's because I'm across the pond in the UK, and wasn't born until the early 60's, so I'm having difficulty imagining exactly how the gum wrapper pieces were created. I did, however, love making daisy chains when I was in school, so perhaps it's not that different! LOL!

    I have carers to come in and help me live at home alone, and many of them either have children or grandchildren, so I can see these infinity links being very popular around here! I also have a two year old grandson, and a granddaughter on the way literally as I type - just waiiting for a phone call!!! They're a little young for this project yet, but I'm sure they will love playing with these in the future.

    Many thanks again. Diane, in north west England.

  3. Fantastic idea. I'm going to make this with bulky yarn & give links & connectors to my friends for Christmas. They can create their own scarf. This project is small enough that I can take it to work & crochet during my down time. Thank you!

    1. Thanks!
      So glad that you like it.
      It is always great to hear positive feedback.
      I have not tried the pattern with bulky yarn.
      But my friend Dedri Uys made a beautiful scarf from my pattern in 2013.
      I would love to see a pic when you finish it.

    2. Here is a link to Dedri's scarf.

  4. This is fantastic! Would you mind if I made a few of these to sell at schools so the kids could make their own school scarf colors? Not sell the pattern but the finished items? I can also direct them to your website if they want to make their own.

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    1. I know that crochet is not rocket science, but I really enjoy it.
      And sharing is fun, too.
      Thanks for your kind remarks!
      Granny P