Choly Knight

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New Shop Pattern! Merpeople Plush Doll

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

With it being May I just had to do something for Mermay! And doing a mermaid version of my human doll plush pattern was on my list for quite some time. So long, in fact, that I had a huge list of ideas I wanted to try. I did as many as I could and it ended up being quite intense!

In addition to the classic mermaid/merman with several tail fin options, you can also make a removable tail fin, or octopus legs! The pattern breaks everything down into sections so it’s easier to keep track of what version you’re doing 🙂 And to adorn the merperson, there are lots of male and female hairstyles as well as a classic seashell bra, eyepatch, and fun sailor tattoos.
What’s especially great about the removable tail is that you can then make selkies! They’re the mythical seal version of a mermaid that change from human to seal when they have their sealskin coat. So of course I had to include a fluffy seal coat pattern as well! It’s inspired by the one seen in Song of the Sea – a really beautiful animated movie you may have heard of if you like selkies.

The main pattern comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces and tattoos are available separately ❤ There’s a set of sultry mermaid eyes as well as merman eyes. Included are the tattoos as well, all in several sizes so you’re not boxed into just using them for this pattern. All the major parts fit 4” x 4” hoops. The one exception is some additional embroidery for tail fin scales. Sadly those can only fit in 5” x 7” hoops.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 40% off for the first weekend! 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! Night & Light Fury Chibi Plush Backpack

Hi everyone!
As you may know, I’ve done some plush backpacks before for sale, but I had a lot of requests for a free version ❤ So I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could design a plush backpack that was a good bit simpler, but still looked like a proper stuffed animal. Which brings us to Toothless & Light Fury!
I had developed this really chubby body shape that has barely any neck so it optimizes the storage space 😀 When you get down to it’s just basically a front and back with a lot of extra details sewn between the seams. It doesn’t have quite as much curved sewing or 3D shapes as my paid backpack patterns.

I found that this shape worked really well for Toothless – and since I hadn’t done anything for the last HTTYD movie I went for it! With any luck it might be helpful to those that wanted something a little easier than my paid backpack patterns. It’s still a little difficult for complete beginners, since it’s both a backpack and a plush and it has a lot of pieces. There’s an option for a non-adjustable strap as well as an adjustable one, so if you stick with non-adjustable that will go faster as well. All in all I rated it a 5/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates, but there are embroidery files as well 😀 The eyes are stitched with applique because they’re so big, and there are little skulls for the tail fin too. Everything fits on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

If you want to check out some other fun color variations, I made a regular dragon version from Spoonflower fabric ❤ The pieces are available as cut & sew kits – though you still need to provide straps and a zipper. These samples are made from a full yard of fleece, which works well as both the plush material and the inner lining. And Spoonflower is having a free shipping promotion this week too so bonus!

I hope you all enjoy 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!

You can also get new free patterns 1 week before everyone else!


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New Shop Pattern! Big Cat Griffin Plush

Hello everybody!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

Lately I’ve been feeling really inspired by artists that draw versions of griffins outside of the classic eagle/lion combination. They’ll put together different cats and birds for some really fun and unique fusions! I felt the urge to try and make them in plush form, and here they are!
I went with the 4-legged standing pose since it made it easier to add the markings for the different kinds of cats. With the pattern you can make a tiger, leopard, panther, lion, or house cat – or whatever else you can imagine with all the tail, wing, and ear options. On the bird side you can make an owl, eagle, phoenix, raven, or parakeet.
The most difficult part is likely all the tiny pieces for the belly and inner legs. You need to keep everything pointing in the right direction and not mix them up. But there are lots of notches and labels to help keep things placed right 🙂

But one thing that might help make the project easier is the accompanying embroidery files that are available for purchase as well 😀 It has two different eye styles, one more cat inspired, the other more phoenix inspired. And there are embroidery files to make the leopard and tiger markings too! So if you can get animal print fabric that’s much faster, but this way you can make an awesome griffin in any color you want!

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the first weekend! 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! Shark Plush

Hi everyone!
A bit of a simpler pattern today, which should be nice for beginners! It’s a highly-requested partner to the dolphin and narwhal plush I made previously 😀 A cute baby shark!
It has just a few pattern pieces like the ones before it and comes together quickly. I rated it a 2/10 — the most difficult part is probably the belly, since it comes to a point in the back of the tail like a gusset. But it’s not terribly hard to do. So if you’re a beginner this would be a good way to get acquainted with gussets. If you’ve never sewn anything curved before this might feel more like a 3/10.
The applique templates include a classic round eye, a big toothy grin, and silly anime-style eyes so you can make a tsundere shark just like the internet meme :3 Each version has embroidery files included as well – with the teeth done in applique. All fit on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

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!

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and mention I’m having a Spring sale! I’ve had some requests to run one, so I figure people have been working on their Easter gifts or just picking up more sewing with the change in season ❤ Everything in my store is 15% off and all of my newest items are 25% off! That includes everything that’s a year old or younger 🙂 It also includes the Dragon Backpack Plush from last week, so you have a second chance to grab it at a discount!

I hope this might help some of your sewing prep!


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New Shop Pattern! Dragon Backpack Plush

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

Last year I did plush backpack of a cute rabbit, fox, and cat. And you guys gave it such a welcome response – thank you so much! But the most common question was whether there would be a dragon version ❤ I’d be crazy not to make one! So here’s what I came up with!
It’s got the same major features as the original plush backpack, but with a cute dragon body instead. It comes with lots of different wings, horns, and spikes that you can change up depending on the look you want. I felt inspired to do a weather theme. So there’s a snow, rain, wind, and lightning dragon — but they really work together in whatever combination you like ♥

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 tablet!
It is a slightly harder pattern since it combines both plush-making and bag-making. Even more so because for this dragon version I included how to make a secret (optional) hidden tail pocket! If you’re familiar with using invisible zippers you can tackle this addition 🙂 It’s sure to blow people’s minds when they see it! But know that it’s a tricky technique so be sure that you’re confident if you try it. If you skip it the plush comes together just the same.

If you feel intimidated by the whole thing, it might help to know I’m working on a simpler plush backpack without all the extra details for the future ♥ So stay tuned for that if you’d prefer a more basic version 😀


One thing that might help make the project easier is the accompanying embroidery files that are available for purchase as well 😀 It has two different eye styles, available for both the small and large backpack. In addition there’s a set of other sizes for use with different projects should you want to. All the included files fit within a 4” x 4” embroidery hoop so all sizes are covered.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the first weekend — from now until April 1st (no fools here ♥)! 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! Kero-chan & Suppi Plush

Hi everybody!
As some long-time fans may know, I have made some Cardcaptor Sakura patterns in the past 😀 And since the new series has been out I’ve gotten a lot of requests to make these little guys ❤ So I finally gave it a go! With this one pattern you can make either Kero-chan or Suppi! Ready to go on card capturing adventures.

They both have huge ears and cute little faces as well as puffy wings and floppy bodies that can sit up if you put beans in their bottom. Sewing the arms, wings, and tail gets a little crowded when doing the body, so I rated this one a 4/10 in difficulty. But there’s a tip in the instructions to help you through it ♥ The ears sewn partially into the head darts accounts for the rating too, but you could also just fold the ears instead.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. Both faces are small enough to sew entirely in a 4" x 4" hoop so no one is left out!