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If you want to avoid being taken for a readymade ride by the shops this Christmas, why not make some gifts yourself? A helping hand is provided by Beryl Downing

The Doctor Who Pattern Book by Joy Gammon (W. H. Allen, £7.95) offers a galactic collection to knit and sew. There are patterns for garments worn by Dr Who's supporters —good dressing up stuff, this —and instructions for knitted jumpers which would be perfectly acceptable weekend wear without an entourage of Cyber-men and Zygons.

Or you could knit a Nasty — a variety of gruesome creature based on one basic glove puppet pattern. Or make a console floor cushion or a door-hanging Tardis tidy — handy for keeping your Peter Davison sticks of celery in place. I wish the coloured pictures of the finished products had been placed nearer the instructions — I found it irritating to have a pattern for Romana's T-shirt opposite a picture of a Dr Who scarf — but it's a small minus compared with all the plus points. From W. H. Smith or for £1 p&p direct from W. H. Allen, 44 Hill Street, London WI (01-493 6777).

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