The 3 patterns for the Advent CAL part 2 have been added to the ebook on Ravelry.  If you have bought the ebook then you should have received an email notification from Ravelry that the ebook has been updated, so pop onto Ravelry to find it in your library.

If you haven’t yet joined the CAL then you need to buy the ebook here.   The full price is £12 and it will eventually include all 12 patterns from the CAL (right now it has 6).  Until midnight GMT tonight it is on sale at the bargain price of £5 (no coupon code necessary).

So what are the 3 new patterns?  Well this week it is items for the home:

On the left is the ColourBull Cushion made from chunky yarn on a 6mm crochet hook.  I used Find Me knitting Ada in a variety of colours (exact quantities given in the pattern) but the joy of this design is you can choose as many or as few colours as you like.

To the top right is Lemon and Lime, a design for a coaster which can also be joined to make a table mat.  Full instructions for the join, mat layout and a chart are included.  It uses double knit cotton yarn and a 4mm crochet hook.  I used 4 colours of Stylecraft Classique DK cotton.

On the bottom right is Jug and Bowl Covers, which can be used as coasters also.  The pattern includes instructions for a 10cm jug cover and details of how to adjust the sizing.  Once you have grasped the technique for this you will be able to adapt to make covers and coasters to any size.  I used Stylecraft Classique DK cotton and a 4mm crochet hook, and some large beads.

All patterns are written in both UK and US crochet terms.

Since last week when the first 3 patterns were published I have seen a number of completed scarves and cowls; the cowl seems to be a favourite which pleases me because it is my favourite too!

Please join the Ravelry group and post updates on your progress in the Advent CAL.  Don’t forget there are prizes!

Until next week

Happy crocheting xxx