Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Teto Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got another Ghibli inspired character to add to my collection! Fans of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind or Laputa Castle in the Sky hopefully recognize this adorable little fox squirrel. This cute creature has a lot of markings on his body, so I decided to keep things simple by using a flat, beanie style body. It also features big ears with accent tips, a striped tail, and a sweet little neck ruff.
The flat body makes it perfect for machine embroidery, and so to suit several hoop sizes I created a large and small version of Teto! One is about 8″ long and fits 6″ x 10″ hoops, and the other is 6″ long and fits 5″ x 7″ or 4″ x 4″ hoops. Of course the pattern comes with applique templates so you can make it with a regular sewing machine instead. If you’re doing applique, the large size is much easier, but at least the small version is there for variety!
The ears are sewn angled so they look more 3D, which is likely the hardest part of the plush. Everything else is rather basic if you’ve had a little experience with other plush patterns. For all of that, I rated it a 3/10.
I hope you all like it!


Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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New Shop Pattern! Doll Kigurumi Expansion Pack

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new doll clothing pattern I’ve added to my shop!

This one has been requested by fans for some time, a kigurumi! That is the Japanese word for a onesie costume made to look like an animal ❤ With it, you can take any of my human doll plush patterns to dress it up like 8 different animals! Including a cat, rabbit/jackalope, fox, bat, unicorn, dragon, shark, and bird. There are tons of ear, tail, wing, and sleeve options so you can mix and match to make different animals too (I bet a T-rex would be super cute!).

If you already have my Chibi Human Doll or Merpeople pattern, then you’re all set to get dressed up! But if not, this costume also works on my free Bat & Cat Girl Doll.
As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the hood faces by hand or regular sewing machine. But if you want to do embroidery, those files are sold separately. You’ll find there are sweet animal faces for the costume hoods, but also silly anime faces for the humans wearing them! I’ve been wanting to do a pack of anime faces for the longest time, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to unleash them ❤ They're a separate embroidery pack since they're completely optional and not needed to make the costumes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 1st. The compatible base patterns will also be 30% off. Meanwhile the embroidery packs will be 50% off, all other dolls and expansion packs will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you'll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Hamster & Chinchilla Plush

Hi everyone!
Probably the most requested animal I received in 2019 was for a Hamster, with a Chinchilla being highest in the poll I put out at the end of 2019. I thought maybe I could combine them for this next free pattern!
I toyed with making these fluffy guys more realistic, but honestly I think fellow plush designer Teacup Lion did a great job with that herself. So instead I went with a more cartoony version that has a big head and little body. It kind of has Hamtaro vibes ♥

The hamster has a separate muzzle piece that give it its chubby cheeks. Beginners might find all the curves difficult to sew, so I included some alternatives for sewing that part. Meanwhile the chinchilla is made with longer, 10mm pile minky for that luxurious and fluffy result ❤ Included is a cute little sunflower seed for them to hold! With all that in mind, I rated it a 4/10, but it might feel more like a 3/10 for the chinchilla since it doesn't have the contrast muzzle.
As usual, the pattern has applique templates for the face and other markings, but there are included embroidery files as well. They all fit in 4" x 4" hoops, though for some you'll need to rotate the fabric. The sunflower seed is sewn in the hoop for some extra ease.
I hope you all like it!


Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Free Embroidery Update! Calcifer, Shiba Cube, & Winter Plush Charms ♥

Hey everybody!
I don’t get as many requests to revisit older patterns anymore, but there were still a few lingering in my collection that people needed embroidery files for 🙂 So in between projects I found time to look back at these and make some embroidered alternatives!


• First is the Winter Plush Charms from 2017. Being just tiny charms they have especially small faces so I can see why they would be difficult to applique. Luckily it also means they fit into 4″ x 4″ hoops rather easily!


• Next is the Shiba Inu Cube Plush from 2016. This includes a 5″ x 7″ version that has an appliqued muzzle and also a 4″ x 4″ version without the muzzle ❤ The ears are also both embroidered and sewn in the hoop so it takes a little bit more of the work off your plate.


• And lastly is Calcifer from 2014 — wow, 6 years ago! Because this pattern was so much older, it actually lacked a lot of the extra photos and illustrations I usually put into my patterns. So I went ahead and completely revamped Calcifer 🙂 Also, his original size only made him able to fit into 5″ x 7″ embroidery hoops. So, much like my Bat or Owl patterns, I created a mini-size Calcifer so people with 4″ x 4″ hoops can make him too! The mini size is about 30% smaller than the original, but still sews up exactly the same.
So if you’re interested in updating your older files, you can find both the new pattern (with the mini size) and the embroidery below.

I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you!


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Sea Creatures Sale! And new Merfolk Expansion & Seahorse Pattern

Hello everybody! I hope everyone is staying safe and happy and healthy as spring is heating up. I have a few new patterns to celebrate #MerMay!

Last year, I released my Merpeople pattern, which was so much fun! Especially since some of the merpeople had octopus body variations. Well, shortly after releasing the pattern I immediately wished I had included a seahorse, then later a jellyfish. So I spent the rest of the year thinking of new mermaid ideas to create this new expansion pack!

Like my previous expansion packs, this one has extra parts that you use with a base pattern. In this case if you already have my Merpeople plush or my Centaur then you can swap out their lower bodies for a fun new seahorse, jellyfish, or fish-tailed horse (an ichthyocentaur). There are also new faces, hair styles, and accessories to jazz them up. You can also use the head from my Fawn & Unicorn plush pattern to make a ‘merpony’ or hippocampus. But if you’re looking at the seahorse mermaid and wishing I just had a regular seahorse, I whipped up a pattern for that too!

As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates if you want to sew on the facial features by hand or regular sewing machine. But if you want to do embroidery, those files are sold separately. The seahorses use the same basic eye design as the merfolk, but simplified, so I included them in the same pack for the same price as if it were 2 designs ❤
To celebrate the launch, these new patterns will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 20th. The compatible base patterns will also be 30% off. Meanwhile all other sea creatures will be 20% off and the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you’ll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new patterns, I hope you enjoy them!


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Free Pattern Friday! Bumblebee Plush

Hi everyone!
I’m knocking another classic animal off my long request list ❤ A chubby little bumblebee! Hopefully it provides a bright spot in an otherwise stressful spring.
It has a really round, pudgy body with tiny antennae, legs, and cute wings. My favorite parts are probably the big bug eyes and the tiny stinger though!

It looks great in classic yellow and black, but you can see you could also do gold and brown for a fun color variation. Using fluffy fabric is especially fun to get that real fuzzy bumblebee look (I used Shannon Minky Hide in yellow and black).

The techniques used to make it aren't too complex, but many of the pieces look similar which can get confusing. The pieces have lots of extra labels to help you line them up, so be sure to refer to them and the pictures in the instructions before you sew each seam. With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10.

As usual, the pattern has applique templates for the face, but you can also use the included embroidery files as well. They're small enough to fit a 4" x 4" hoop if you rotate your fabric ❤
I hope you all like it!


Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Magical Pet Sale! And new Wyvern & Dragon Pattern!

Hello everyone! I hope you all are making it through the month okay! I know times have been tough so I’ve been working hard to keep creating patterns and content that will help keep our minds off the stress ❤

I have a new pattern in my shop, and as an extra bonus, I’m having a sale on everything else for the next week! I know there were some that missed my previous sale, so I thought having another would be the least I could do with the current times we’re in.
From now through next Wednesday, the 22nd, my whole shop will be 10% off! Also all magical creature patterns, like unicorns, dragons, and cryptids, will be 20% off ❤
The special feature, at 30% off, is my newest Wyvern & Dragon Pattern! I figure we all need some magical friends to keep us company right now ♥

I’ve received a lot of requests for a wyvern lately. If you’re not familiar with the distinction, wyverns are like dragons but with 2 legs instead of 4, and wings for arms instead. Sometimes the difference isn’t very noticeable, but if you take a closer look at your favorite dragon character, you might find that they’re actually a wyvern! A good example might be Stormfly from How to Train Your Dragon.

I thought a wyvern might fit in nicely with my other 4-legged standing patterns, like my Long Dragon, Big Cat Griffins, and Fawn & Unicorn. Just to cover all the bases, this one comes with two body options. So if your favorite character is in fact a classic dragon after all, you’re still covered with this pattern too. This dragon style I did has a wider, more snake-like head (perfect for doing Toothless ♥), it’s sized so you could use the head from the Long Dragon or Floppy Dragon as well.

There are applique templates for the facial features included in the original pattern, or you can buy the accompanying embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine. The separate embroidery files allow you to stitch out some fun designs for the horns as well as applique for one style of wing.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the sale! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! No Face Plush

Hi everyone!
I’m adding another Ghibli character to the collection! Fans of Spirited Away hopefully recognize this mysterious creature! This strange guy gets his name from being a black blob with no face (kaonashi in Japanese) and instead wears a Noh-style mask.

He has several key moments in the movie where he offers the main character, Chihiro, bath tokens and gold. I made sure with this pattern to include a huge variety of small items he can hold, including the bath tokens, gold, a classic heart, and even tiny little knitting! (His needles are toothpicks!)

The body is super simple, basically being a long dome. So it comes together very quickly. Sewing extra things for his hands is optional, but does add some more hand-sewing time to the overall work load. With all that in mind, I rated it a 2/10.

As always, the main pattern has templates to make the mask, mouth, and bath tokens in applique, but you can also use the included embroidery files as well ❤ The mask can fit on 4″ x 4″ hoops, and the full mask and mouth can fit on 5″ x 7″ hoops.

I hope you all like it!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Spring Sale! Plus a new Unicorn Backpack Pattern and Free Pattern Hack!

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and say I’m having a sale for spring! I had planned this like last year, though hopefully the timing this time will help with those of you out there staying safe at home from the current virus spreading around ❤

From now through next Wednesday, the 25th, my whole shop will be 15% off! Also all new items, that is items 1 year old or younger, will be 25% off ❤

And the special feature, at 40% off, is my newest Unicorn Backpack Pattern!

After I did my plush dragon backpack last year, it’s no surprise that many requests came in for a unicorn version. Here it is finally! It took some time to tackle it since it is a big project, so I had to make room in my schedule. I hope you all think it was worth the wait!
I has many of the same features as the other backpacks, but with a unicorn body instead. You’ll also find a few options for the manes, tails, wings, and horns — including a fun striped spiral horn that was a blast to design.
As before, it comes in two sizes. The small is a more typical size that fits a few essentials like your phone, wallet, and keys. While the large is an epic statement piece that can fit a whole standard tablet! There’s a video on my Instagram that shows it in action ♥
There are applique templates for the facial features included in the original pattern, or you can buy the accompanying embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine. You can also stitch up fun forehead designs and wing applique too.
To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 40% off for the spring sale! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!

And as an extra bonus to make up for the long delay, I have a free pattern hack for the new pattern ❤

With these additional pieces, you can make a Galar Ponyta!
It includes all the little pieces you need, like the mane, tail, horn, bangs, face, and leg/arm fluffs — in both the small and large sizes. The instructions are written assuming you have the backpack pattern, but if you’ve got a lot of ingenuity you could certainly go rogue and use the templates for a different design.
Please consider it my extra thank you for your patience in getting this pattern done!

I hope some of this might help with getting your mind off all the stress! Take care everyone! ❤


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Free Pattern Friday! Hedgehog Plush

Hi everyone!
For this month’s free pattern I’m taking a cue from some of the surveys I’ve held over the past year — so thank you everyone that voted for a hedgehog!
This round, pudgy boy is made from a combination of both smooth fabric and extra fluffy faux fur to give it the look of hedgehog quills. It gets quite a lot of its personality depending on what kind of faux fur you choose! Anything from a short 10mm pile (I used Shannon Minky Lux Angora, Fawn, & Rose in the testing) to a longer 35mm pile (the lavender here is a Shannon Luxury Shag; sadly the gray Falcon Shag is no longer available)

The body is a fairly straightforward round shape with tiny arms, legs, ears, and a little snout. So putting it together is pretty fast — especially if you have no trouble working with faux fur. With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10.

As always, the main pattern has templates to make the face and nose in applique, but you can also use the included embroidery files as well ❤ The face is pretty small to begin with, so it has no trouble fitting into 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoops.
I hope you all like it!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!