Spirals, vortices, helices and what have you; they are all mystical and mesmerizing.
Patterns for spiral-inspired projects draw the eye, give the illusion of motion, depth and increasing distance around a central point. Not only are they stunningly beautiful, but additionally yield a myriad possibilities for decorating surfaces around the home. Consequently, 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. Moreover, for the most part they are not difficult patterns either, and a savvy beginner can tackle them without too much effort.
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. In the case of the blanket, this is the building block of the pattern. To vary it up a bit, 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!
The galaxy coaster is inspired by spiral-armed galaxies, such as out own Milky Way. The coaster is made as a hexagon with slightly concave sides and the spiral arms extending into the vertices. Lastly, the beautiful color gradient gives the illusion of light emanating from the center of the galaxy, so much like it does in real life.