Infinity Loops

Yes, I know they’re formally called Mobius Strips, but as I made and played with three different versions of crocheted loops (all made with one piece of yarn…only pausing to give them a twist and then keep on going) they totally felt loopy to me. There’s video at the end of this post that will give you a sense of what that might feel like. For now, behold my first three Infinity Loops!


My first loop echoed the ones I’ve made with paper. I used single crochet stitches with no increases, only pausing to give it a twist and connect the two ends with the same piece of yarn. This was a bit challenging for me spatially since I’m not much of a puzzle person but I figured it out.

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Then I wondered how it would look and what it would feel like if I added some ruffles.

I felt some anticipation with this one…I crocheted a 20 loop chain, single stitched down its length, gave it a twist, and connected the ends. I wanted ruffles and did two half-double crochet stitches in each loop all all the way around.  One thing I noticed was though there was only one edge, lol, I still knew how much I had left to do. I finished it off with a little embellishment with a variegated yarn which added no stitches.

My next wonder was how it would look and feel if I made the edges REALLY ruffly. I did a 30-chain, single stitched down the chain on both sides, gave it a twist and crocheted three half-double crochet stitches in each loop.

The best thing about this third iteration is that it’s a two infinities in one: infinity loop and spiral!

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The VERY BEST part of making these objects, especially this last iteration, is getting to PLAY with them. This video will give you a sense of what a spiraling infinity might feel like.


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