Choly Knight

Sew Desu Ne?

The Monthly Crafting Challenge

Are you up for a year-long challenge? With the promise of cute sewing patterns? Then read on!

★ How to start: ★
To earn your FIRST sewing pattern, sign up for email updates to my blog (through the sign up bar on the right side of the screen). As thanks for subscribing to my blog I’ll send you ONE punny food animal plush sewing pattern!

(You’ll be getting an email from, so check your spam folder if necessary. Also keep in mind that if you follow me through WordPress your email won’t get sent to me. So you can email me to get the ball rolling if necessary.)

★ Already signed up? ★
Every month on the 1st I announce a new pattern prize that’s up for grabs. So to earn ADDITIONAL sewing patterns beyond your one-time freebie, I give you my challenge!

You can earn ANOTHER plush pattern by making projects from my blog, my books, or my Etsy. Then email or message the pictures to my Facebook page (so I can respond back with the .pdf :D).

★ The year-long challenge: ★
So with this system, just send me photos of your projects when you want the current month’s pattern ^-^ You can wait to participate until you see a pattern you like or collect every pattern for the whole year! It’s as simple as that! Make cute stuff, get free patterns!

If you want to catch up on previous months, you can find past punny food animal patterns for sale in my Etsy store for a very reasonable price.
There’s also the collection of Japanese snack foods from 2014 and the sushi plush patterns from 2013!

So there you have it! My challenge to you for the year of 2015, make something super cute every month and I’ll reward you handsomely :D
Still have more questions? Perhaps the FAQ can help you out!

Check out the prize for this month!












59 thoughts on “The Monthly Crafting Challenge

  1. Thank you x

  2. hello,
    I want to sing up, but I can’t seem to find any sing up form or something.
    maybe my english is just to bad and I don’t understand it good enough.
    sorry troubling you

  3. How do persribe? :D

    • There’s a little entry bar on the right side of the screen right below the Search bar that says “Follow Blog Via Email” (you can do a search for that phrase if it helps). Just pop your email into that and WordPress will send you a confirmation email for subscribing :D

  4. Hiiii I love your plushies! I’d love to send you a pic of something I’ve made from your book, but I don’t have a Facebook. Should I email it to you?
    Thnx, Amy

  5. Hi Choly, I just made some hats from your book. Can I get the free pattern of the month please?

  6. This might sound daft, or maybe I’m missing something. But is there a way to get these patterns without unsubscribing and resubscribing each month? I really enjoy them but I’m unsure how to continue as a loyal user without unsubscribing to your lovely blog :)

    • Not a problem! I’ll be happy to explain :D I will personally send you another pattern if you make one of the previous patterns (from other months or my books — things like that) and send me a photo of the finished project ^-^ You can either email the image to me or message it to me on Facebook. Then I’ll email the pattern for the current month right back to you ♥

  7. Err sorry to be a bother but it seems I have not been getting the patterns to my email D:”
    Daww missed out on mochis

    • I have that you signed up in November and I sent you that month’s pattern. Hopefully you received it!
      I don’t know if there was some confusion before, but to earn the pattern for other months I just ask that you send me a photo of a finished project :) So it’s kind of an ongoing challenge all year ^^;;

  8. Its so cute!
    I love it^^

  9. I’ve had subscribed but didn’t received the nikuman or the dango plush… (did I did anything wrong?) Can you help me?

    • I’m so sorry about that! I’ve sent an email your way to clear things up :D Hopefully you got it all right ♥

      • Sorry bout it, but didn’t received may and june ;-; dunno whats goin on… I will check my e-mail again later, but i didnt saw before…

      • Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t receive any photo of a project you had finished. There might have been a miscommunication, but you receive a free pattern once you sign up, then you earn others by sending me photos of your creations. I hope that’s clearer!

  10. Thank you so much for giving these patterns away. I can’t wait to learn to sew (I can make straight lines! Kinda.) so I can make lots of awesome stuff!

    • Thank you so much for signing up! I’m so glad to be part of helping you get your feet wet in sewing ^-^ I hope we get to see some of your finished creations, and don’t hesitate to comment or email me if you run into any issues!

      • Definitely. I actually got your Sew Me Beginners book because I wanted to support you. (I saw all the free projects and I fell in love with trying at least some of them. And now I will probably drown in random doodads and bags.)

      • ^O^ thanks so much for your support! I’m glad you like the projects and I hope you have fun making them! I, too, know the feeling of drowning in random cute things XD My friends get so many weird handmade gifts.

  11. This is an excellent idea! I can’t wait to take on the challenge :)

  12. Hello. Sorry, I signed up to get the September pattern but never recieved it.

    • I’m so sorry! I have in my email that it went to the address listed here. I don’t know if you have another address but I’ve resent the patterns :) Maybe they’ll show up for you this time! Or maybe go to your spam folder XD;;

  13. Hi, I finished the Dorayaki plush, but I don’t know where to share the pictures of the process and final project. Thanks :)

  14. 私はこれを愛する!

  15. I sent you a pic of the Calcifers I made for my kids and grandkids who are Miyazaki fans on 11-22 and have not recieved confirmation that you received it so I e-mailed it again today.

    • So sorry about that! I’ve been in the middle of moving so your email must have slipped through the cracks! I sent both November’s and December’s patterns your way though :D So hopefully you got those just fine ♥

  16. Are you doing this next year? :)

  17. Just so us know….
    mobile users can’t subscribe to the list. No problem for me I’ll be on my computer once I stop being lazy. I just wanted to inform you.

  18. Can’t wait to see this pattern!

  19. thank you so much for the plush pattern! <33

  20. I’m not seeing the sign up under the search?

    • It got shuffled around a bit ago — it’s now under “My Books” and beneath the photo of this month’s pattern project (the Root Beer Stoat)
      There should be a blank field to enter your email address. If there’s just a “follow” button, it signs you up through WordPress and I won’t get your email to contact you x_x
      You’ll have to email me in that case so I can reciprocate :) It’s a little overcomplicated x_x but this way I can get the gift to everyone in every case ♥

  21. When I clicked the link to email you, it linked me to download MS Outlook, which I don’t have and don’t plan to set up. I also don’t have a Facebook account. Is there any other way which I can contact you to send in my completed project? Thanks!

  22. Hi, I love your stuff! It’s so fun and really cute (And I love the wordplay). But I signed up for Email sub in July and I don’t think the pattern made it (I checked spam). Sorry to bother you about this ^^;

    • Oh no! I’m so sorry about that! Looking at my past emails I think it might have gone to the wrong address?
      Either way, I’m sending out a new email for you now. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding concerning all this!

  23. Hi, I love your stuff! It’s so fun and really cute (And I love the wordplay). But I signed up for Email sub in July and I don’t think the pattern made it (I checked spam). Sorry to bother you about this ^^;

  24. Hi! I signed up but I didn’t get the pattern :( Can you please send me the patterns?

    P.S. I absolutely love Studio Ghibli too!

  25. Signed up! First off, I need the platypumpkin. Second off, maybe this’ll help me get back into sewing. I used to love it, but as of lately, I’ve been slacking off because my sewing machine has a bad kink in it. I fixed it, but still haven’t gotten back to it.

  26. We would like to subscribe to your email newsletters, please.


    Lorili Design, Inc.

  27. excited to find this website. I’m going to share the site with my sister and get her to signup.

  28. Hai Choly, I’m sorry to be a nuisance but when should I expect to see this month’s pattern arrive in my emails because I only just signed up but I love your creations and want to attempt to make my own. Thanks :3

  29. Also, sorry, with the pattern do we have to do the colours of the plushie exactly like yours or can we mix it up a bit. I was just curious sorry. Thank you again :3

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