It’s Saturday – that means part 3 of the Advent CAL: The 12 Gifts of Christmas is live! This week it is pretty and personal – which means 3 very pretty gifts for personal use.

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A little pin cushion called Iced Fancy because it was inspired by Iced Fancy cakes.   This is a perfect little stashbuster using up lots of little leftover dk yarn.  It has 2 different edges to choose from for the base.  Why not make one as a present and box up with some cakes?

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Precious Gift Bag – using texture and beads to make a lovely little bag/pouch.  This could be used to package a small present or as a jewellery pouch.  Finished size is approx. 15cm (6″) high.

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The Linen Mitt is a design for using natural products in the shower.   I have trialled so many shower mitts this year in search of the most practical and plastic free.  This works well for me, creating just enough lather whilst also being open enough to dry quickly and naturally – and being linen there are none of those nasty microfibres making their way into the drains.  Wrapped up with some pure soap this would make a perfect gift for the eco conscious.

It is difficult to decide which is my favourite this week, but based on use the Linen Mitt must win as I use mine everyday and  am so thankful that I no longer use plastic shower puffs.

The 3 patterns have been added to the ebook here:  The 12 Gifts of Christmas.  There are now 9 patterns in the ebook and the last 3 will be added next week.

Please do join in the Advent CAL on Ravelry here.

Happy crocheting xxx