Choly Knight

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New Shop Pattern! Steampunk Aviator Cap

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

It’s a little pet project of mine to create as many cute steampunk things as possible, so many years back I designed these classic aviator caps but added animal ears to them. Since then I’ve had a lot of requests to share the pattern, so that day is finally here!
This hat pattern has a classic aviator cap look, but is more optimized for costumers 😀 It’s a little more loose-fitting so it fits more comfortably for wearing all day and is less likely to give you hat hair. It also grabs your attention a lot more with its big chin strap and buckle. So this hat isn’t intended for actual aviation, but it still makes a great statement ❤
You can make it tighter if you choose, since it has sizes for heads from 13” all the way to 25”. So you can also make fleece versions for babies that are both cozy and cute.

The pattern includes templates to make a fox, cat, rabbit, or deer. You can also use the antler template to make a jackalope as well ❤ It works well with fuzzy fabrics like fleece, simple fabrics like twill, or even leather and faux fur! My personal favorite combination is faux suede with a minky lining.
The pattern has some curves that are a little difficult to contend with (especially if you’re not using a stretchy fabric), but overall the pattern doesn’t have a lot of surprises. Installing all the hardware can be tricky if you’re not used to it, but even if you skip it the result still looks pretty great.

For an extra steampunk look, I’ve also designed two embroidery files that can work along with this pattern, but they would be perfect for lots of other projects too. There’s both a set of gears and a bird skull with a creepy Victorian vibe.

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! Hooded Cowl

Hi everybody!
With Halloween coming I couldn’t resist the urge to make something costume related, so while this isn’t a plush I hope you all might still enjoy it! It’s a cozy hooded cowl dressed up either like a dragon or a unicorn. Paired with a warm coat or a fuzzy sweater I think it would be the perfect thing to keep you cozy and cute while trick-or-treating.

It includes sizes from baby up to large adult so everyone in the family can have one! And if you’re not into the hooded cowl look, you can use the dragon or unicorn parts for a hoodie or scoodie or anything else with a hood! It’s hard not to love the look of those dragon spikes or the big blooming flowers around the unicorn horn.

The cowl on its own is pretty simple and would be great for someone new to sewing that hasn’t made a lot of clothes yet. It’s also a good way to practice sewing buttonholes. All of the dragon and unicorn details give it a little extra time and difficulty, so I rated it a 3/10.

I hope it might help some of you with your autumn sewing!


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Free Pattern Friday! Rat Plush

Hi everyone!

Between the people who own cute rats as pets and those noticing that the year after next is the Chinese Year of the Rat, I was getting a lot of suggestions for a rat plush! I thought it might be fun to share it during October so I could do both a sweet version and a scary version like the Owl plush from last year.

So these sweet little rat babies have both a cute face to choose from and a creepy face – complete with bitten ear and eye scar! I’m sure one of them is bound to get you excited to sew ❤

They don’t have a lot of pieces, so they come together rather quickly. The neck is a little tricky so I’ve rated it a 3/10, but it might feel more like a 2 to some.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. Both faces only need a 4” x 4” hoop, so no one is left out! ❤ I hope you all like it!

And if you’d like to buy the fabric already pre-printed and ready to sew, 4 different designs are available on my Spoonflower page! No embroidery or applique (or even fabric hunting for that matter) needed <3. The group is modeled after Halloween candy! So there’s candy corn, caramel apple, pumpkin, and chocolate (with bat sprinkles ♥)!


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New Shop Pattern! Chibi Human Doll Plush

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

As promised, I finally have a human doll pattern! It was probably my most requested pattern to add to my collection, so I hope you all enjoy how it turned out ❤ It took a lot of trial and error, but I’m really happy with the result.
It has some similarities in the body to the Anthro doll from last month, and that’s so the two can share clothes! This pattern comes with a casual clothes collection, featuring a cuffed sweater, dress, underwear, socks, shoes, and shorts. But they can also wear the cape and backpack from the Anthro Doll pattern.
It comes with loads of different hair styles too, including several styles for flat hair as well as a Mohawk and hair you can sew in locks. With these locks you can braid the hair into many really intricate looks. And to top it off there are 3 different ear styles, including a classic human ear, elf ears, and cat ears so you can make kitty people!

Like the anthro dolls, the hardest part of the plush is definitely the arms, though unfortunately that’s what helps them hang down instead of outward. But if you were able to tackle them with the anthro dolls then these won’t be much different.
One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! The two styles of eyes are available together in one pack. The lashed eyes are a bit wider and can only fit 5” x 7” hoops, but the non-lashed eyes are just narrow enough to fit in 4” x 4” hoops. But the design pack also includes standalone eyes and faces in case you want to put them on a different plush.

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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Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right?

If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a great resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. It’s perfect for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.




The new additions are:
More owl plushies! Which come in a dark shadowy version, a vampire, candy corn, and pumpkin (my favorite)
More bat plushies! I made up a ghost version, skeleton, and candy corn version. I brought back the zombie from before to be part of the spooky collection, and a new galaxy version took its place!
More Mer-kitties! But this time I made them into haunting sea witches ❤ They’re not classic Halloween themed, but rather have creepy faces and dark, mysterious colors inspired by sea witch illustrations I found. One is even like a lion fish 😀
And my Witch Kitties are a new edition! There’s a set of classic Halloween-themed kitties that have capes with skulls, ghosts, candy corn, and bats. And there’s another set that are themed after Hogwarts classes including Herbology, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Potions.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previews 😀
If you try ordering some, I hope you really enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Ferret Plush

Hi everyone!
I had a lot of requests for a ferret for the last year or so, so I’m really glad I could finally take a crack at it 😀 It was a lot of fun coming up with a design that showcased the elongated body while still keeping some chibi features. I especially love the tiny feet on the ends of the stumpy legs.

It doesn’t have a lot of pieces, so it comes together quickly. All in all I’ve rated it a 3/10. The only part where I had trouble was cutting the wrong side of the feet to turn them right side out. If you actually pay attention (like I didn’t, haha!) you should have no trouble 😀

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. The face needs at least a 5” x 7” hoop and has a cute applique face mask. Both feet actually fit into a 4” x 4” hoop because they’re so tiny. And since they’re so tiny I also set up the file to sew them in the hoop as well. ❤ I hope you all like it!

And if you’d like to buy the fabric already pre-printed and ready to sew, 4 different designs are available on my Spoonflower page! No embroidery or applique (or even fabric hunting for that matter) needed <3. I did a galaxy and a red panda version that were just too much fun!


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Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Squid Amigurumi

I’m back with another crochet pattern! For you stitchers out there I made a 3rd little sea creature for our jellyfish and octopus friends 🙂 These squids have the classic pointed head with two little side fins (done with half-double and double crochet). Six little small tentacles and two large tentacles finish off the bottom. The pattern contains templates for stitching on angry or happy faces plus cute contrast spots, but you could use safety eyes as well.

And just like the other crochet patterns so far, you can make this with just about 100 yards of yarn. I used DK personally, but bulky yarn looks great too. It really is a catch-all kind of design because it looks good in just about any color. It’s a great use for leftovers — I used up a ton of mine this way ♥. The instructions contain both an illustrated chart and written instructions in case you prefer to follow one over the other.

I hope you all enjoy it!