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New Shop Pattern! Long Dragon Plush

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

Although I’ve done lots of dragons in the past, I felt like I never gave due diligence to Eastern style dragons. Even my free pattern for the Haku scarf just isn’t quite the same as making a proper plush, so I thought I’d really go all out with this one!
It’s a 4-legged standing plush similar to my recent Big Cat Griffins and Fawn & Unicorn, except it has an elegant long body and a more powerful looking head. What I wanted most was a something that could do Haku justice (you can see on my Patreon how I did the tests to look like him). I opted to call it the “Long Dragon Plush” because it was just too perfect that long is the word for dragon in Chinese 😀 The Lunar New Year is coming up this Saturday, so while it may not be something for the year of the rat, it would still be a fun way to celebrate!
It has options to make the body with clawed legs or more paw-like legs depending on the look you’re going for. That’s one thing I love about dragons is how creative you can get with the designs and it just makes them look more epic! For example wings aren’t typical for an Eastern dragon, but I included them anyway just in case and I think they made a great addition to the purple one!

You can do the body accents as either flat spikes from minky or fluffy faux fur if you’re willing to wrangle with it. I used Shannon Lux Fancy Feather Violet and Shannon Lux Fur Mongolian Red. But most fur that has about a 30-40mm pile works well.
And for an extra touch I included how to do antler garlands (just like in the Fawn & Unicorn pattern). So that’s a repeat, but I just couldn’t resist putting some cherry blossoms on the cream sakura dragon ❤
There are a lot of little details that make this plush super epic, but if you’ve done some of the other similar ones before then this one should have some familiar aspects. Overall I rated it a 7/10 like the others.

There’s embroidery available to help make it a bit easier, which includes a menacing looking eye (complete with a scarred counterpart) and a friendlier one. You can also stitch up a fun forehead jewel for an extra accent. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀
To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 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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Last Minute Holiday Sale! And Reversible Dragon Plush Pattern ♥

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and say I’m having a last-minute holiday sale! This year the holidays really took it out of me, so I’m having to do a lot of last minute stuff, haha! So in solidarity, I thought I might help out anyone else in the same boat!
Everything in the shop is 20% off from now through the 24th! So if you’re a fast sewer you might be able to churn out a few more gifts this way ♥

And I’ve got a new pattern as the feature for the sale! 😀

I’ve had a lot of requests for a reversible plush ❤ And I spent the past year researching and doing some test runs, but I finally have something ready to go!
For this first version, it seemed like a dragon was in order ^_^ especially since it could change into a simple little egg! The dragon templates allow you to make a cute belly-down style plush. You can make yours with either classic dragon details or more fairy-inspired ones like butterfly and feather wings — which felt too perfect considering the smallish size of this plush. In the belly is the opening for the egg, held closed with a button and elastic loop. And then when you push in the wings, head and legs, it transforms into a cute egg!

You can decorate your egg with applique spots or embroider vines or scales onto it ❤ But I was happy to find a faux fur works nicely too!
The tricky parts of this plush include sewing the neck, which is a bit of a tight curve. But you can also sew the body and head separately and attach them by hand later. Sewing the belly isn’t quite as hard as it looks, but it does need some pivoting and lining up points carefully — overall I rated it a 6/10.

There's embroidery available to help make it a little easier, including a cute eye and a more sultry lashed eye. There's also embroidery for the egg decorations. All the pieces except the egg scales fit 4" x 4" hoops — sadly you need at least a 6" x 10" for that one since it's an allover kind of design.

Throughout the last-minute sale, the new pattern will be 30% off, and the embroidery will be 50% off. Meanwhile the rest of the store will be 20% off from now through Tuesday!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it! Happy holidays everyone!


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Giveaway Results and a Halloween Sale!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the Halloween Pattern Giveaway! There were over 2000 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered! The prize emails were sent just a bit ago, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check for emails from Choly Knight or your spam folder 😀

Every winner received a free copy of my new Monster Doll expansion pack 🙂 And they got to choose some patterns and/or embroidery files from my collection!
The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who can choose 5 patterns, was tigersheart13
In 2nd place, who can choose 4 patterns, was Meg
In 3rd place, who can choose 3 patterns, was Stacey Mansfield
In 4th place, who can choose 2 patterns, was Marisol Gonzalez
And In 5th place, who can choose 1 pattern, was Leni

Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope it’s getting everyone excited for Halloween ♥


And if you didn’t win, you might still want to check out my shop’s sale! From now through the 23rd everything is 10% off, while Halloween patterns (like everything spooky, wearable, or costumed) is 20% off. But the special feature is the Monster Doll Expansion Pack and an embroidery update for the Cryptid plush bundle! The expansion pack and all the doll patterns that it fits are 30% off, as well as the old Cryptid plush patterns ♥ Plus all the new embroidery is 50% off!


The pack includes clothes and hair to make classic monsters like a Vampire, Werewolf, Skeleton, Zombie, and Swamp Mermaid (complete with snake hair if you want a Medusa instead).
The new expansion pack doesn’t come with a base doll pattern, so if you already have a copy of my Chibi Human Doll Plush or the Merpeople Plush Doll you’re all set! The clothes will also fit on the Anthro Woodland Witches, the Standing Animal Plush, the Centaur Plush Doll, it’s just that there will be more exceptions (like you can’t fit pants over an animal with a tail <3) With some ingenuity you can certainly still make some interesting monsters though ❤ Or if you’re not interested in any of those the clothes will also fit on the free Bat & Cat Girl pattern from earlier in the month!
I hope you’ll give the new pack a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Animal Ear Witch Hat

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

I’ve been in a witchy mood ever since the Hogwarts House Plush Pattern I released back in July, so I thought for the next leg of my Halloween projects I wanted to make a witch hat!
A classic cone style hat is a really fun simple project that you can find for free many places, so of course I had to take it a step further! I designed two fun crown shapes in addition to the basic cone. And of course knowing my style I just had to put animal ears on them too ❤

The pattern includes templates to make cat, unicorn, or rabbit ears — and you can decorate them with horns, antlers, wings, and flowers too. To finish it off, you can make a cute accent band (complete with slots to hold your potion vials!) and a bow.
It has sizes for heads from 13” to 25” so it can be made for both babies and adults. The instructions also come with tips about different interfacing to use so you can make a hat that’s super crisp and sturdy or one that’s more cozy and floppy.

Though it’s completely optional, it felt too good to pass up a hat with a spooky face too. So applique templates for this creepy grinning face and an evil eye are also in there as well ❤ The embroidery is also available separately, which comes in 7 different sizes so it would suit lots of other spooky projects besides the hat!
To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files 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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New Embroidery Update & Labor Day Sale!

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and say I’m having a Labor Day Sale over on my Etsy store ♥
Everything is 15% off and the special feature is my latest embroidery update!

For the last few months I’ve been working on updating the embroidery on many of my older patterns — namely those with simple, basic faces 🙂 Since many of those old patterns had the same features, I knew I had to bundle them all together into one huge update!

The Simple Faces Embroidery bundle has all these very basic face elements in 9 different sizes, so they’re sized to work perfectly with 27 of my patterns. And with some imagination you can use the pieces for lots of other projects too! The bundle also comes with pre-made faces if you want to skip the customization.

Here’s a chart showing all the patterns being updated in this bundle, as well as what size hoop they’ll need to fit the pre-made faces ♥

All the patterns here include:
Sushi plush: Maki Roll Sushi Plush, Nigiri Sushi Plush, Sushi Pillow
Japanese snacks: Dango Plush, Mochi Plush, Nikuman Plush, Onigiri Plush, Cube Watermelon Plush, Taiyaki Plush, Takoyaki Plush
Desserts: Cookie Sandwich Plush, Ice Cream Cone Plush, Donut Plush, Cupcake Plush
Legendary Creatures: Nessie Plush, Kappa Plush, Tanuki Plush
Sea Creatures: Octopus Plush, Goldfish Plush, Jellyfish Plush
Other: Chibi Steampunks Plush, Pudgy Pet Plush, Chick Peas & Pea Pod Plush, Standing Animal Plush, Slouchy Fish Hat, Stacking Lion, Tiger, & Bear Plush
If a pattern you love isn’t included in this update I do apologize 😦 I promise I am working on it though! I hope to have embroidery updates for all of my paid patterns by the end of the year ♥

To celebrate its launch, the bundle will be 50% off through the Labor Day weekend — from now through Monday ♥ And all the accompanying patterns will be 30% off! The rest of my shop will be 15% off for the holiday as well 🙂
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope it stitches up well for you!


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New Shop Pattern! Centaur Plush Doll

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

After doing the merfolk doll back in May I had the urge to try another human hybrid – so centaurs were the obvious choice! They’re basically a combination of my doll pattern and my previous unicorn pattern, so if you wanted to draft it yourself you could with some tweaks ❤ But with this group I wanted to offer other centaur combinations than the typical horse.

With it you can make an additional centaur deer, giraffe, zebra, or alpaca! There are also loads of new woodland inspired hairstyles – so look out for lots of braids as well as a cute rose hair bun. The theme continued through to the clothing, where there’s a leaf halter top, flower bra, and a peasant blouse as well.
Like my other doll patterns, it’s a little up there in difficulty because the pieces are tiny and the whole thing is mostly machine sewn. But there are some tips for how to sew difficult parts by hand as well ♥

It comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the applique are available separately ❤ There’s a set of male and female eyes as well as a cute deer face that has a muzzle and freckles. There are also markings for the giraffe and zebra, so you can let your embroidery machine do all the detail work for you. All the parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can make these no matter what kind of machine you have!

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 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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New Shop Pattern! Plus a Wizarding Sale ♥

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

I’ve had the occasional request for a badger, mostly because I have patterns for (or are close to) the other Hogwarts mascots from Harry Potter, but none for a badger yet. I thought it sounded like fun (love those eye stripes!) but it just didn’t feel right without having the whole animal set in a style that matched. So I did all four Hogwarts mascots from the same base so they look more like they belong together! ❤

They have a cute and simple chibi shape with stubby arms and legs. They’re mostly machine sewn so they come together quicker than usual. Though if you have trouble with some parts they can  also be sewn by hand. And for that extra Harry Potter flair they come with templates to make a Hogwarts scarf or wizard hat!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is a little small. Some of the curved areas get a bit tight so you have to do some stretching to make the pieces fit. And you have to be wary of the badger eye stripes since those curves are very crucial. Overall though I rated it a 4/10 and the badger a 5/10.

Though they’re all based on the same main pattern, they wound up quite different from each other at the end (especially that snake!), so it made it confusing to put every animal in one set of instructions. Instead they’re all separate, which is great if you’re only interested in your house animal — or maybe not that into Harry Potter!
There’s the classic Gryffindor lion with a fluffy mane and tiny ears, a cute raven for Ravenclaw (though with a color swap you can do the book-accurate golden eagle), a sneaky snake for Slytherin complete with tiny tongue, and maybe my favorite, a lovable badger for Hufflepuff.
You can also buy them as a bundle at a steep discount 😀

They all use the same eye designs to help them look like a matching set, and it has options for happy and angry eyes as well. The embroidery files are also sold separately. They contain the files needed to make each kind of eye for each animal as well as paws for the lion and badger feet. Though there are 7 other size options in case you want to use them for a different project. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀 Though the lion had to be simplified to fit within a small hoop, it’ll still work ♥

To celebrate its launch, all the patterns (and the bundle) will be 30% off from now through Monday 😀 And the embroidery will be 50% off! And because it’s Harry’s birthday coming up, all wizarding items are 20% off ♥ So all fantasy-type stuff mentioned in the books — dragons, unicorns, Cerberus (aka Fluffy), you name it. A whole wizarding blowout!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy of any of the new patterns, I hope you enjoy it!

 

Also! I had some curious about what colors I used for the animals 😀 Here’s a link to and the name of each color:

Gold lion: Gold, rust, and vanilla. Black hat and yellow & scarlet scarf.
Tan lion: Cappuccino, caramel, and beige. Ash hat and crimson & gold scarf.
Black raven: Black and ash. Ash hat and royal blue & silver scarf.
Blue raven: Navy and French blue. Black hat and electric blue & platinum scarf.
Golden eagle: Caramel and gold. Brown hat and midnight blue & gold scarf.
Green snake: Olive, sage, and scarlet. Ash hat and emerald & platinum scarf.
Green/yellow snake: Kiwi, yellow, and scarlet. Black hat and hunter & silver scarf.
Black badger: Black, white, and charcoal. Ash hat and lemon & black scarf.
Brown badger: Brown, white, and mocha. Black hat and yellow & black scarf.