Attic24: Springfrost Blanket CAL :: Part 7


So here we are, eight weeks after we began with the Springfrost Crochet-Along and what a beautiful, soothing, therapeutic,  joyful journey it’s been. I’ve absolutely loved the gentle energy that has surrounded the making of this blanket, and I for one have really valued the calm that it has delivered to my mind during these winter months. The repetitive stitching has brought me peace during some weeks when I’ve felt a little unbalanced, and the soft, hopeful colours have really lifted my spirits on the grey days.

I want to say a huge bug THANK YOU for joining me here (also on Facebook and Instagram), I can’t really describe what it means to have the connection with you all, it’s an unbelievable feeling, truly. A deep sense of belonging, understanding, sharing, happiness and friendship…so much feel-good I hardly know how to cope with it at times. I hope you’ve felt it too, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stepping along with me and thousands of others all over the world.


Ahh, I’ve had a rough week to be honest. I’ve not been well but at the same time I’ve felt very needed by friends and family, you know some weeks are just like that, aren’t they? You need to step up to support those you love, yet at the same time you feel like you barely have the energy to get through the day. I’ve tried to rest as much as possible – I’ve been in bed quite a bit, but also just sitting peacefully beside the fire, and despite feeling terrible it’s also been kind of nice to accept the slowness that I’ve needed to get through this germ-infested time.

Anyhoooo…….let’s push the germs aside and talk about pretty little Springfrosty edging type things, shall we?  By now you will have seen something of the Springfrost border in the above photos, and I dearly hope you love it as much as I do.  I wanted to create something that looked like delicate blossom coated in ice (I had this kind of image in mind) and I think it’s one of the prettiest borders I’ve ever made. I’m totally in LOVE with it!


I deliberated over the colours for quite a while, and did wonder whether seven was just too many? But in the end I felt like the  textured stripes of the blanket really needed quite a solid band around them, and I’m ever so glad that I trusted my instincts.


If you’ve followed along with my colour order for the Springfrost stripes, then you should have enough yarn left over to comfortably make the border using the seven colours I’ve chosen.

You’ll need around 20g of each colour.


I picked out these colours for the border – think of it as a mini Springfrost colour story if you like…

  1. Parma Violet (the cold ground)
  2. Baby Blue (a clear sky)
  3. Lincoln (frosty leaves)
  4. Pistachio (fresh spring buds)
  5. Powder Pink (early blossom)
  6. A Hint of Silver (a chill in the air)
  7. White (a frosty finish!)


The first six rounds are narrow bands of double crochet, worked in the back loops so that you end up with kind of a braided texture – so pretty! It’s the same technique I use when I make up my stripe samplers and I really like the way it gently blends the colours. It’s also a stitch which is very economical with the yarn (I think I only used around 16g of each colour in the end), and a great way to create a finishing colour story around the edge of any blanket.


I worked the whole of my border over a weekend, it was incredibly addictive I have to say. I got so caught up in the pleasure of those looooong rows of repetitive, neat crochet stitches that I simply couldn’t put it down. It was absolute crochet heaven!


The final round of the Springfrost border really adds the perfect finishing touch – little pointy peaks which add a gentle frostiness to the very edge of the border. It’s pretty obvious I suppose – a frosty White finish around the prettiest of Spring-inspired stripes.


I can tell you hand on heart that I didn’t want this blanket to end….


….because making that border delivered SO much hooky pleasure!

I’m seriously thrilled with how it turned out….


….and ever since I finished the blanket, I keep folding it so that the edges are all neatly displayed, I just can’t help myself.  


Oh…, so pretty……..ta-dah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eeeeeep….that white edging………is perfection!!!!!! I couldn’t love it more.


Turning a WiP (work-in-progress) into a FO (finished-object) is such a great feeling, and one that I never, ever tire of. I often say to people that I am quite addicted to finishing up my projects because that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction is hard to beat. Even though the Springfrost blanket has been in use while I’ve been making it, there is something very special about it finally having it’s ta-dah moment.


As always, I’ve taken the time to create a full tutorial to help you crochet the Springfrost border, with lots of photos if you need the extra visual guidance. It’s an easy enough pattern, but I still think photos can be ever so useful.

You can find the tutorial listed in my alphabetical list over in the left hand side bar, or by clicking the link below >>


There is also a simple written PDF pattern which you can download/print if you wish, click on the following link >>



A reminder that even though this CAL has come to an end, all blog posts and pattern pages will remain on my blog for you to access whenever you like into the future. You can always find the CAL posts by clicking on the Springfrost Blanket CAL page (listed in alphabetical order in my list of patterns and tutorials) – all the links to patterns and posts will be there in one place to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this crochet along such a pleasure, and for so generously sharing your photos on social media. It’s been really, really wonderful – thank you, thank you.



Here are all the links in one place for you……x







♥ CAL PART 1 : stripes 1-15

♥ CAL PART 2 : stripes 16-33

♥ CAL PART 3 : stripes 34-51

♥ CAL PART 4 : stripes 52-69

♥ CAL PART 5 : stripes 70-87

♥ CAL PART 6 : stripes 88-95


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