Choly Knight

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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!


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New Shop Pattern! Chimera Plush

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

This idea was kind of a slow burn 🙂 I had gotten a few requests for a Chimera since my legendary creatures collection back in 2016. As the years went by, the requests increased more and more until finally I thought I should give it a go!
So with this pattern you can make a Chimera with a lion body & head in addition to goat and dragon heads on the side. A snake for a tail finishes off the chaotic beast ❤ But since naturally the look of the creature can sometimes vary depending on the source, I included templates for additional dragon wings and a scorpion tail. If you change up the combination you could make a Manticore as well!

It has a similar structure to my Cerberus plush from back in 2017, so if you’re familiar with that one you’ll have an easy time with this. I rated it a 5/10 because in addition to the 3 heads it also has a lot of extra horns that need hand-sewing and take more time.
As always, there are applique templates included for the faces. They all have pretty simple eyes, though with the goat you have the option of more accurate wide pupils. Some might find the look a little creepy, so it’s not required. Also just like the Cerberus, the embroidery files are included for this one! So the lion, goat (in both eye styles), dragon, and snake eyes are bundled together with the pattern — no separate purchase necessary! ❤ 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! 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! Korok Plush

Hi everyone!
This month’s free pattern is a nod to The Legend of Zelda games! A fun little korok! These are cute forest pixies that can be found in The Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild Games. They have tiny wooden bodies and leaf masks that come in dozens of colors. There are a good handful of other patterns, both free and paid, for these little guys. This version has some leaf shapes I hadn’t seen a lot elsewhere. So you can still use the ones here to make lots of different koroks, or maybe combine them with others so you can get every leaf shape! Since every korok is different you can’t go wrong!

With that in mind, I rated this one a 2/10, because the body just has one simple dart. There’s a good bit of applique in the leaf with all the different markings. But to be honest koroks have that rustic, handmade look to them anyway, so even if you make some mistakes you’re still sure to have a great result. I personally got some Spoonflower fabric printed for their bodies (here’s some I designed, and a great alternative from Dolphinwing), though solid colors work just as well too! ♥

There are also embroidery files for the leaves and faces. Because of the different leaf shapes and sizes, not everything could fit into a 4″ x 4″ hoop. So you’ll find some modified versions for the smaller size so no one is completely left out. Some of the 5″ x 7″ sizes have the leaves sewn in the hoop so you can save some work there ❤
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! 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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Free Pattern Friday! Duck & Turtle Duck Plush

Hi everyone!
I’m starting off 2020 with a classic animal that’s been on my list for a little while — a cute duck! But this time the twist is there’s a Turtle Duck option too! If you’ve seen Avatar: The Last Airbender or Legend of Korra you might have seen this cute animal hybrid of a sweet duck with the shell of a turtle. I wanted to tackle one ever since I did a turtle back in September of 2019, so I had the idea ready for when I tried out the duck.
This duckling has the classic rubber duck style pose that makes it perfect for adding a shell to the back. It’s got a big head, chubby body, and tiny little wings and feet. The turtle duck variation needed a stripe down the head, so you’ll find that has a gusset to make it work. It’s a little tricky, so if you’ve done a few gussets you should be okay. But if you’re new to gussets you could use the basic duck head instead.
The body also has a gusset, but that one isn’t as tricky since it doesn’t involve y-seams. Because of those tricky parts, I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. As always, there are applique templates in the main pattern to make the eyes out of felt, flannel, or another applique fabric, and there are embroidery files included separately. Both the classic duck and turtle duck options fit within a 4″ x 4″ hoop.

I hope you all like it! And here’s to possibly having more Avatar creatures in the future! Let me know your favorite!


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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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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Free Pattern Friday! Jiji Plush

Hi everyone!

I’ve got another addition to my Ghibli pattern collection! This time it’s Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service ❤ This movie is a real classic that's still incredibly popular among fans after so many years. It's easy to see why with such a cute cat character in it!

This one has a simple round head with an added pointy nose as well as huge perky ears. So the ears are sewn into the head dart much like Kero & Spinell from earlier in the year. The body has a sweet sitting pose made by a simple gusset, so there is a y-seam to tackle, but it’s not too difficult if you pay attention to the markings.
You can dress it up in a red ribbon for a fast finish, or even make your own collar and ribbon from a different fabric. The overall look is pretty classic so it would be great in other colors.

Because of the details in the body and head I rated it a 4/10.
There are applique templates to make the face as well as embroidery files too ❤ You’ll just need to rotate your fabric to fit diagonally within a 4” x 4” hoop.

I hope this might help knock some Ghibli lovers off your holiday gift list!

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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Black Friday Sale! and New Fairy Doll Expansion Pack ♥

Hi everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my people in the US!
Like every year I’m running a Black Friday sale from now through December 2nd!

It’s a ‘buy more, save more’ kind of sale where you get a larger percentage off your purchase depending on the number of items you buy ♥ So there are no coupons to remember, no dollar amounts to reach, everything discounts automatically!
If you just want 1-3 things, it starts at 20% off, at 4-6 items you get 30% off, and at 7 or more items you get 40% off!
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Free Embroidery Update! Holiday Style <3

Hey everybody!
I’m rounding up on updating the last of my store patterns with embroidery! With this batch I worked on, I felt that the embroidery was too simple or small to warrant making into paid files, so from now on they’ll be included for free in the pattern! For those who have already purchased the ones in question, they’re free right here!

Which ones are included? We’ve got:
• The Cerberus plush from September of 2017. It only needs one tiny face (stitched up 3 times) to make it (perfect for 4” x 4” hoops), so it’s now free!
• The Usagi Manjuu plush from May of 2014. It was tricky since the original eyes were right on the seams. But I adjusted the pattern so now the eyes can be embroidered on hoops 4” x 4” and above.
• The Mini Sushi pack from June of 2016. Several of the nigiri and the maki rolls now have embroidery (for hoops 4” x 4” and above), some of which are even sewn in the hoop!
• And finally the Robot from May of 2017. This one has several faces to choose from (for 5” x 7” hoops) as well as all of the fun gear designs and other motifs for the robot (for 4” x 4” hoops).
If you haven’t taken a look at these patterns before and are interested, they’ll be 30% off this weekend!

But for one last surprise there’s also a free pattern I’ve updated the embroidery for!
The Eeveelution blob plush from January of 2018! It was a big undertaking, but the embroidery includes faces for all 9 of the Eevee evolutions as well as some in-the-hoop files for the ears and tails. Some of the sewing templates had to be adjusted to fit the embroidery, since sometimes the applique was done over seams in the old pattern. Be sure to look out for the new sewing templates in the instructions!

I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you! Hopefully this provides a nice start to the holiday season!