Inspired by the More Conversation Crochet Shawl. The simple 4-row repeat makes this thick crochet blanket fast to crochet. The flow of the two different colours of the Bernat Blanket Perfect Phasing yarn makes the transitions flow wickedly across this blanket. This is the Conversation Crochet Blanket.
More About Yarn Flow
The two colours are fuchsia and dark orchid. Start with the outside of the ball of fuchsia and the second ball, use the inside of the ball to start. The whites on the outside of the ball are so close, you can transition easily.
The third ball, start with the outside of the dark orchid and then use the inside of ball for the fourth ball using dark orchid.
Finally, the fifth ball, use the outside of the ball of fuchsia and finish with the 6th ball from the inside of the ball.
The Crochet More Conversation Shawl is the original of this stitch concept. The difference is that we didn't use back loops on the single crochet row. I felt with the Bernat Blanket, it was needed, but if you don't love that, then just use the regular stitches. A tutorial for this shawl is available too.
Yarn and Technical Details
Bernat Blanket Perfect Phasing (300g / 10.58 oz, 201 meters / 220 yards)
A - Fuchsia - 4 balls
B - Dark Orchid - 2 balls
Hook U.S. L/11 (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to achieve gauge.
Gauge 10 sc and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Measurements Approx 60" wide” x 54 long” [152 x 137 cm].
Abbreviations & Notes
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- BLO = Back Loop Only
- Ch(s) = Chain(s)
- Dc = Double crochet
- Rem = Remain
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right side
- Sc = Single crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- Yoh = Yarn over hook
Criss Cr = Criss cross, sk next st, 1 dc in next, 1 dc in skipped st.
Ch 2 at the beginning of row = 1 dc. It's tighter for better edge control.
I tended to lose count of the double crochet row after a crisscross row. Watch the crisscross stitches and the beginning chain when finishing a row. You will notice it when you do the crisscross row in the future and you have an odd count stitch.
Pattern repeat is multiples of 2 chs + 1. You can easily substitute the yarn and hook size for this pattern.
With A, ch 131.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. 130 sc.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). 1 dc in each st across. Turn. 130 dc.
3rd row: Ch 2. Criss Cr across the row. 1 dc in last st. Turn. 64 crisscrosses and 2 dc.
4th row: Ch 2. 1 dc in each st across. Turn. 130 dc.
5th row: Ch 1, using BLO, 1 sc in each st across. Turn. 130 sc.
6th row: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). 1 dc in each st across. Turn. 130 dc.
7th row: Ch 2. Criss Cr across the row. 1 dc in last st. Turn. 64 crisscrosses and 2 dc.
8th rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc in each st across. Turn. 130 dc.
Repeat 5th to 8th rows until 16 rows of crisscrosses appear or approximately 53.5". Join the next balls at the end of the where the balls run out and keep going. You most likely won't start a new ball at the beginning of a row. The colours will transition seamlessly on their own.
Last row: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Like the Transitions?
You may also love the Crochet Bernat Faded Bricks Phasing Blanket too. Similar concept of the ball flowing as well. Tutorial is available to help you.