Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Spider Plush

Hi everyone!
More Halloween fun today! I’ve got a creepy animal plush that I hope will make your day a little spookier ❤ This spider plush has a simple little chubby body, eight tiny legs, and two mandibles. But my favorite part is probably the four eerie eyes.

Getting the 8 legs sewn in is a little difficult as the head area starts to get crowded. So it’s best to take it very slowly. Or if that doesn’t work, try sewing the legs into the body instead where there’s more room 😀 Aside from that, it’s a quick plush since there aren’t ears or tails or other extra body parts. Overall I rated it a 4/10.

What I ended up doing for some variety is give the body lots of different marking options 😀 There’s a set of hearts you can do for a cute spider, or a skull for an ominous one. But any spider design would be incomplete without a black widow motif. The applique templates have the classic hourglass, but I went a little crazy with the embroidery version and made it ornate with a web design inside! All the embroidery pieces fit within 4” x 4” hoops, though the body pieces need to be on the diagonal to fit 🙂
I hope it might bring a smile to even some arachnophobics! And I hope you all are looking forward to my next Halloween update! ❤

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! 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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Free Pattern Friday! Gen 8 Pokemon Starter Hoodie Hacks

Hi everyone!

So it’s September and that means I’m kicking off my Halloween projects! I’ve got 2 months of lots of creepy patterns and costumes to look forward to, as well as a giveaway in October! I hope you’ll stay tuned for all I have planned ❤

The first project on my list is a new hoodie hack! I figure releasing it now will give time for everyone to sew it in time for Halloween if they like it. With the new Pokemon game coming out later this year, I thought it might be fun to do costumes for the new starters – Scorbunny, Grookey, and Sobble!

This pattern has the templates for making the ears, tails, and other features to dress up a hooded garment like these three Pokemon. You could use it with my free Scoodie pattern, my free Hooded Shrug pattern, the free Hooded Cowl Pattern from last year, or my paid pattern for a Cosplay Hoodie. You could also try it on a pre-purchased hoodie if you’re willing to do some hand-sewing 😀

The pieces can be added to either child or adult garments, though you might want to decrease the size about 25%-40% for a baby size. I hope you all like it and it might make some of your Halloween planning a little easier!

I fell in love with Sobble at first sight during the announcement, but I must admit wearing the Grookey hoodie was really cute and fun! I know Scorbunny was a runaway hit – who’s your favorite starter?

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 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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Free Pattern Friday! Turtle Plush

Hi everyone!
This time I’m checking another classic animal off my list ❤ I can’t believe I’ve been making patterns for so many years and haven’t tackled a turtle yet! I kept this one sort of simple and sweet with a tiny little body and a big chibi head 😀 For a bit of customization you can make yours with little stubby arms for a land turtle or flat fins for a sea turtle!
Doing the hexagons on the shell requires some y-seams, but I think they’re good practice since the shapes are very basic and geometric. The edge of the turtle shell is also tricky to sew because it’s so curvy, but you can also skip it and the turtle will look just fine. Overall I rated it a 3/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates for either a smiling face or a face with tiny nostrils, but there are embroidery files as well! They are able to fit on 4” x 4” machines when the design goes across the diagonal, so be sure to look out for that in the files and the instructions. And for some extra fun, I included some flower designs for the shell pieces too! I thought they were a nice touch. 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!


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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.