Spirals, vortices, helices and what have you; they are all mystical, mesmerizing patterns that draw the eye, give the illusion of motion, depth and increasing distance around a central point. They are stunningly beautiful and you would do well to explore all the possibilities they give for decorating surfaces around the home. They are also a great counterpoint to the geometric straight lines of many crocheted items, so they can be used with great effect to build contrasts.
Vortex Throw and Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
The Vortex throw and pillow are items designed from the same basic pattern, a regular spiral inscribed in a square that is the building block of the pattern. To vary the theme, you can use different colors, or place the origin of the spiral eccentrically in the square, It’s a wonderful, almost hypnotic pattern that will be a great centerpoint to an otherwise straight-lined room.
Spiral Coasters Free Crochet Pattern
Swirling Spiral Square Free Crochet Pattern
This swirling spiral is almost a snapshot representation of a propeller spinning in the water. The voids defining the outer edge of the spiral arms are almost like air bubbles coming off the propeller. It’s very enticing to the eye, which is drawn along the edge of the spiral to the center. Can you just imagine a whole afghan like this? Wow!