So, here are some of my samples and the tutorials that I used to teach myself how to do them. You can find much much more on my Pinterest board, Crochet.
If you haven't crocheted much (or at all) before, I highly recommend Theresa Warrior's series of video tutorials.
Magic loop (not shown)
Free form spiral
I stitched into the back half of each chain and added a single crochet row to the spiral to emphasize it.
I didn't follow the instructions exactly, because I wanted to learn how to make bullion stitches... Here's another good tutorial for the bullion stitch.
Free form hyperbolic scrumble
I stitched into the back half of each previous row, and added more rows of single crochet and reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) to this form.
Crab stitch or reverse single crochet (shown on samples above and below)
Spiral flower petals
Again, you'll need to know the crab stitch
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