Crochet Study of Transitions Blanket Pattern

Crochet Study of Transitions Blanket Pattern

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Study of Transition & Texture

Study of Transition & Texture

Crochet Study of Transition & Texture Afghan

The Crochet Study of Transition & Texture Afghan is a simpler textured-based project. As an educator, sometimes I just want to crochet for myself without the pressure. So I looked at the Red Heart Colorscape and thought to myself, what can I do with this yarn and satisfy my need to crochet without a lot of thought after I have learned the design and just hook and be happy in my own free time.

Pattern was updated on March 11, 2021. It may be slightly different than the video tutorial filmed 2 years ago but the concept is still the same. Pattern was updated to include row numbers for each section and crochet diagram was added.

Originally, I was just going to do criss-cross stitch for the entire afghan but I thought to myself, I’m more creative than that. So I thought to myself, after using 3 balls, what if I add a secondary colour and a different stitch pattern for that specific colour. Thus, I recalled the zig-zag basketweave from my childhood. I thought it’s an easy stitch to follow to satisfy my need to keep myself busy without pressure. So I figured, I would use 3 balls just for the new stitch and then switch back.

Essentially, I ran out of yarn for this project and placed an order on so I could finish.

The afghan is in 5 visual sections. 3 of the sections are using Red Heart Colorscape Barcelona and the other 2 are using Shanghai.

The Study of Fire and Ice

Crochet Study of Fire and Ice Blanket

Crochet Study of Fire and Ice Blanket

This is an updated version using Caron One Pound and CaronJumbo Yarn but also some small changes. This is The Study of Fire and Ice Blanket.

There is also a crochet diagram available for this particular pattern and maximizing yield of yarn for 2 balls of Caron One Pound, Off White and 2 balls Caron Jumbo, Zinnias.

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  • Multiples for this project are 4 + 1.
  • I would encourage you to move from ball to ball within the same colour to match. You don’t need to waste yarn. Insert it into the project where the colouring is close to the same.


Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

33 thoughts on “Crochet Study of Transitions Blanket Pattern”

  1. Sandy Ryan says:

    Dear Mikey,
    I needed a simpler pattern with texture for this year’s Christmas gift for my son-in-law. This is perfect! Thank you so very much for providing such amazing content at no cost. Thanks to you, I’ve learned to read diagrams and not need a video to crochet. HOWEVER, I often listen to the videos as I crochet as I just love your tips and stories.
    I thank you and Daniel for your creativity and generosity. <3

    1. Mikey says:

      Excellent. I am glad this is a pattern that suits your needs. 🙂 Michael

  2. Carol says:

    I absutly love this!!!!

  3. Brandy says:

    I made this afghan last year using Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in Cookies and Cream. It’s one of my favorite afghans I’ve made. I finished it with several rows of SC all around. Thanks for the pattern and your videos Mikey. I started crocheting by signing up for your Mystery Crochet Along in 2015 and wouldn’t have been able to do it without your videos.

    1. Mikey says:

      It’s my pleasure and I hope you enjoy your creation!

  4. Debra Bustamante says:

    I like your work and I get very happy to get a new pattern.

    1. Marina King says:

      Pattern collecting is almost as fun as the actual crocheting, I have saved more patterns than I can likely ever finish but I love them all!

  5. Heidi Clymer says:

    I really like it. BUT is there a written version? I have no patience for videos.

    1. Mikey says:

      Stand by… I really thought I had made a PDF for this. Double checking.

      1. Heidi Clymer says:

        I am adding it to the queue, should have it made next week

      2. Mikey says:

        Thanks for trusting in my pattern.

    2. Mikey says:

      I think you may have overlooked the link in the paragraph. So I created a big blue button for download for you to see it easier. Hope that helps. – Michael

    3. Ann Koles says:

      Click on the red name of the item in the first paragraph. Takes you to the pdf.

  6. Jeanine says:

    Hello I have watched your tutorials for sometime I’m a beginner
    and I’m trying to challenge myself and I find your videos very engaging I was just curious if I could make the whole afghan with the cross stitch and not use the other stitch. Thank you for your help

    1. Marina King says:

      The great thing about an afghan is that you can make them out of pretty much any stitch you desire. If you used just one stitch, by the time you are done you have that stitch down pat. However, if you are unsure about it, I would suggest doing a dishcloth first, then you would have a good idea of how it would look.

  7. Jeri says:

    Do I need 9 balls of one color and 6 balls of another Red Heart Colorscape?
    Thank you.

    1. Mikey says:

      Yes, a total of 15 balls.

  8. Valerie says:

    What a stunning afghan! At 2:37 you show two alternative colours. They are beautiful. What are the names of those two colours? Thank you.

    1. Mikey says:

      I believe it’s called Colorscape… colour is Paris.

  9. Maggie says:

    Hi Mikey….I’m having trouble. I’ve been doing the cross stitch and each row has 86 as in the instructions, but I end up the single stitch row with 173 stitches! If I end with 1 less stitch, the row looks too short and the cross stitches on the next row are “off”. What am I doing wrong??? Maggie

    1. Mikey says:

      I would just add an extra stitch. I cannot tell from my seat here what you are doing wrong to advise. I would just add in the stitch to get back on track.

      1. Maggie says:

        Thank you. I can’t decide if I’m counting incorrectly or not. I guess I’ll find out when I get to the next panel ?.

  10. Elaine says:

    I got 85 X stitches instead of the 86 in the written pattern. 85×2=170 plus one stitch end & beginning of row=172 stitches

  11. Kathy says:

    Didn’t know about the zig zag stitch. Never heard of it before. Thanks for introducing it to me.

  12. martina says:

    Mikey, whats the size of this beauty when its finished? ty

    1. Mikey says:

      60″ x 60″

      1. Martina Blackwell says:

        Thank you so much

  13. Nina says:

    I am not understanding what Mikey means…..
    “I would encourage you to move from ball to ball within the same colour to match. You don’t need to waste yarn. Insert it into the project where the colouring is close to the same.”

    Does it mean when finishing up one ball, do I use/start the new ball exactly the same color where the other ball ended, or make each row the same color and use yarn from another ball to finish that row?


    1. Mikey says:

      If a ball is ending with pink. Ensure the next ball is starting in the same pink tone. if the ball isn’t ready, just pull out the centre of the ball until you see that same shade and then start. It will keep the colouring looking consistent.

  14. Eileen celentano says:

    There is no link to download the pattern or to print it out.

    1. Mikey says:

      I screwed up. I made the pattern into a picture and not PDF. I fixed it late last night after someone emailed me. It’s since corrected.

      1. Linda Randall says:

        But WHERE? 20 minutes of searching…

      2. Mikey says:

        Do you see the big blue button for the download?

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