Choly Knight

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Spooky Halloween Plush Contest Winners!

You guys just made my Halloween! I could not have been happier this October seeing all of your amazing creations ♥ So many werewolves, bats, sugar skulls, and creepy kitties — I don’t know how it could have been better 😀 Thank you everyone who sent something in — it was such a pleasure to see your creations! Picking just 18 winners was incredibly tough, I could have easily done 10 more. So if you didn’t get a prize, please know that I still really appreciated your participation 🙂 Over 200 people entered, so the competition was fierce.

The prize emails have already been sent out, as well as all the runner ups who got coupons for my new Chibi Horror plush pattern!
These are good for 2 weeks so you’ll have plenty of time to use it 😀
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Spooky Plush Contest Update!

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a happy October ♥
I’m so excited about all the amazing contributions to my Spooky Plush Contest coming in! There are over 50 entries so far with a little under 2 weeks left to go.
So if you haven’t started already, maybe this new development will help you get moving!

The folks over at Hobbs Batting were kind enough to donate some of their amazing stuffing for the contest:

So the grand prize winner will get these bags of stuffing as well as the collection of minky fabric. But don’t forget there are 18 prize places, and everyone who enters gets a coupon too!
Happy sewing!


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New Shop Pattern! Cerberus Plush

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

Being deep into Halloween season, I thought it might be fun to introduce another scary creature pattern into the mix! This Cerberus was very highly requested while I was doing my legendary creatures collection in 2016, but it took more time to tackle than I was able to handle. So after more time to test and work with the pattern I was finally able to come up with something 🙂
It’s got the classic beanie-style body seen in a lot of my other patterns, and of course it has the infamous three dog heads. They’re shaped to be a little pit-bull like with tiny floppy ears, but of course much cuter! Needless to say I’m sure fans of Harry Potter will get a kick out of this adorable version of ‘Fluffy.’ I rated it a 4/10 since it’s not too terribly difficult, although getting all three heads together is certainly trickier than one.

As part of the launch special, this pattern will be 30% off this weekend! To those of you that snagged a copy, I hope you all enjoy it, and happy Halloween sewing!


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Spooky Halloween Plush Contest!

Happy Halloween season everyone! We’re over a month away from the big day, but I think it’s as good of a time as any to start celebrating right? Being that it’s my favorite holiday and us sewists have to plan far ahead for our holiday plans 😉 You should know that I have LOADS of fun holiday projects planned for the weeks leading up to Halloween, and to kick it off I’m starting with a contest!
The basic rules will be very similar to the ones for the previous contest, but with one major detail: I’m looking for spooky plushies! Keep scrolling to get all the info.

This contest features my new Chibi Horror Plush collection! It includes my very popular Zombunny plush as well as 4 other fun animals — a Skelepanda, Cathulhu, Werewolf, and Vampire Bat ♥ All of them are made with the same basic pattern but with extra fun details, so it’s easy to swap out their features if you want to make a different character instead. The pattern will launch when the contest ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! And everyone else who enters gets a $4 off coupon (from $10 down to $6).

So what am I looking for?
TO ENTER:
• Entries should be photographs taken of SPOOKY plushies you’ve made with any of my sewing patterns.
• What do I mean by spooky? Anything scary or creepy – especially if it’s still cute! You can go with classic Halloween animals like bats or black cats, or add a frightening face to another animal.
• Patterns used may include anything from my free collection, my paid collection, or from my books.
• You are free to use projects you’ve made in the past.
• However, entries that won the last contest will not be accepted.
• You are free to submit as many images as you want, but you can only win once (for example, you can’t win both 2nd and 5th place)
• You may make alterations and resize the original pattern, as long as it’s not so much that you can’t tell what it originated from.
• To submit your entry, send your photos to my email address (cholyknight(at)gmail.com) with the following info:
Name:
Website: (if applicable)
Subject line: Spooky Halloween Plush Contest

So what’s up for grabs? There’s a huge grand prize pack as well as several runner-up prizes:
1 GRAND PRIZE Winner:
• A collection of 9 Halloween-themed Shannon minky fabric pieces; 18″ x 60″ each
(from Fabric.com, includes black, ash gray, brown, eggplant, amethyst, olive, apple green, pumpkin, and white)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 SECOND PLACE Winner:
• A full yard of my new cut & sew Zombie Bat fabric from Spoonflower (that’s 4 bats, ready to sew!)

• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

1 THIRD PLACE Winner:
• Your choice of FIVE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

5 JUDGE’S AWARD Winners:
• Your choice of THREE patterns from my collection (any price; compilations not included)
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

TEN honorable mention winners will all receive:
• My newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush!

And EVERYONE ELSE will receive:
• A $4 off coupon for my newest pattern for a Chibi Horror plush! (valid for 2 weeks after receipt)

DEADLINE:
• The giveaway will be active from Thursday, September 21st and entries will be closed Monday, October 23rd at 11:59 EST

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:
• The winning submissions will be decided by me based on its quality, details, creativity, and overall scary cute factor!
• The winning submissions will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email)
• All other entrants will also receive an email from me with a consolation prize coupon. I promise it’ll just be the 1 email – no spam!
• If you are a GRAND PRIZE or SECOND PLACE winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me only so the prize can be shipped to you

OTHER DETAILS:
• As a winner, I’ll announce your name, website (if applicable), and photo submission on this page, so every entrant knows who won.
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• If you did not create the plush submitted, your entry will be disqualified.
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
• No purchase is necessary for this contest.

Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to see what you create!


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New Shop Pattern! Goldfish Plush

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

After doing both an octopus & a jellyfish pattern, I felt the urge to add another creature to complete the sea-life theme. So I made this chubby little goldfish. I had gotten a few requests to do a goldfish before, and so this one has more of a kawaii feel than the Love Koi pair I did a while back.
And like with the octopus and jellyfish, of course I made animal variations! Mostly so I could make a catfish – yes, I went there 😛
As with the others, you have your choice of a cat, rabbit, panda, fox, or alpaca. And it has detailed side, dorsal, and tail fins that really make it look special. Unlike the octopus and jellyfish though, it needs a lot less hand-sewing so it comes together much more quickly.

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering the pattern for 50% off for the first week!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Chubby Dragon Plush


Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀
Shortly after designing a second dragon plush for the legendary creature collection in 2016, I had the strongest urge to design fat, chubby dragon. I guess because the ones before had a more elegant look to them so I wanted something silly and goofy to offset the pair. So I spent some time honing the design and this is what I came up with!
I’m particularly happy with all the tiny details, like the top stitching on the belly, the little wings and ears, and even the little angry eyebrows on the blue one, haha 🙂 It’s a slightly bigger, more huggable size than my usual patterns at 8” tall and 8” wide, but it still goes together about as quickly as the other legendary creature patterns, so I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. Hopefully you all will have fun stitching it up as well!

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special. I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Product! Cut & Sew Bat Plush

Hey everyone!
Over the last few months I’ve really been getting into Spoonflower – the awesome service where you can get custom-printed fabric. I’ve been using them a lot for custom gifts for friends and family, and I thought I’d try them out to make a custom-printed version of my popular bat plush pattern. This way the fabric itself has a lot of fun details, and the faces are printed right on so it’s super fast to sew up! This is what resulted!

Their custom-printed minky produces really bright and crisp colors, even after washing 🙂 The classic darker colors like the gray and purple still have some white show up in the seams, but it tends to make the finished product look weathered in a cute kind of way. But if that’s not your thing, the lighter pastel ones don’t have that issue at all.

I created 12 different designs — you can check them out by clicking the corresponding thumbnails below. The bats need a fat quarter of minky or fleece to fit all the pieces, but that means if you buy a whole yard you get 4 bats! So you’ll find there are some combination options that let you buy a sampler of 4 bats at once.

The original instructions are changed just slightly to accommodate the fabric, and you can find them here: https://cholyknight.com/bat-plush/. I hope you guys like the options, and of course let me know if you’re interested in any other designs or prints! These were super fun to make and put together ♥