? about swirls

Hello, I have a question about swirls. I have noticed that most (if not all) swirls go in a clock-wise direction. Can swirls also go in a counter clockwise direction or only clockwise? TIA!!!

They can go either way! I think most just find it easier to go clockwise.

Thank-you ladies!!! Once I get the clockwise direction down pat, I will be sure to try counter clockwise and other shapes. I am rooting my very first doll right now and it is coming along better then I thought it would.