I am new to Illustrator and currently fiddling with some of the more advanced options. I would like to know if it is possible to create custom gradients using patterns in the swatches window that blend into each other. Perhaps by specifying them in the gradient slider. The custom gradient options ive seen on this site seem limited to using the polar grid or custom script.
Patterns are patterns and can not be used within gradients. Gradients will only allow standard colors within their color stops.