Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Teto Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got another Ghibli inspired character to add to my collection! Fans of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind or Laputa Castle in the Sky hopefully recognize this adorable little fox squirrel. This cute creature has a lot of markings on his body, so I decided to keep things simple by using a flat, beanie style body. It also features big ears with accent tips, a striped tail, and a sweet little neck ruff.
The flat body makes it perfect for machine embroidery, and so to suit several hoop sizes I created a large and small version of Teto! One is about 8″ long and fits 6″ x 10″ hoops, and the other is 6″ long and fits 5″ x 7″ or 4″ x 4″ hoops. Of course the pattern comes with applique templates so you can make it with a regular sewing machine instead. If you’re doing applique, the large size is much easier, but at least the small version is there for variety!
The ears are sewn angled so they look more 3D, which is likely the hardest part of the plush. Everything else is rather basic if you’ve had a little experience with other plush patterns. For all of that, I rated it a 3/10.
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! Doll Kigurumi Expansion Pack

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new doll clothing pattern I’ve added to my shop!

This one has been requested by fans for some time, a kigurumi! That is the Japanese word for a onesie costume made to look like an animal ❤ With it, you can take any of my human doll plush patterns to dress it up like 8 different animals! Including a cat, rabbit/jackalope, fox, bat, unicorn, dragon, shark, and bird. There are tons of ear, tail, wing, and sleeve options so you can mix and match to make different animals too (I bet a T-rex would be super cute!).

If you already have my Chibi Human Doll or Merpeople pattern, then you’re all set to get dressed up! But if not, this costume also works on my free Bat & Cat Girl Doll.
As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the hood faces by hand or regular sewing machine. But if you want to do embroidery, those files are sold separately. You’ll find there are sweet animal faces for the costume hoods, but also silly anime faces for the humans wearing them! I’ve been wanting to do a pack of anime faces for the longest time, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to unleash them ❤ They're a separate embroidery pack since they're completely optional and not needed to make the costumes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 1st. The compatible base patterns will also be 30% off. Meanwhile the embroidery packs will be 50% off, all other dolls and expansion packs will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you'll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Embroidery Update! Calcifer, Shiba Cube, & Winter Plush Charms ♥

Hey everybody!
I don’t get as many requests to revisit older patterns anymore, but there were still a few lingering in my collection that people needed embroidery files for 🙂 So in between projects I found time to look back at these and make some embroidered alternatives!


• First is the Winter Plush Charms from 2017. Being just tiny charms they have especially small faces so I can see why they would be difficult to applique. Luckily it also means they fit into 4″ x 4″ hoops rather easily!


• Next is the Shiba Inu Cube Plush from 2016. This includes a 5″ x 7″ version that has an appliqued muzzle and also a 4″ x 4″ version without the muzzle ❤ The ears are also both embroidered and sewn in the hoop so it takes a little bit more of the work off your plate.


• And lastly is Calcifer from 2014 — wow, 6 years ago! Because this pattern was so much older, it actually lacked a lot of the extra photos and illustrations I usually put into my patterns. So I went ahead and completely revamped Calcifer 🙂 Also, his original size only made him able to fit into 5″ x 7″ embroidery hoops. So, much like my Bat or Owl patterns, I created a mini-size Calcifer so people with 4″ x 4″ hoops can make him too! The mini size is about 30% smaller than the original, but still sews up exactly the same.
So if you’re interested in updating your older files, you can find both the new pattern (with the mini size) and the embroidery below.

I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you!


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Free Pattern Friday! Fennec Fox Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a free pattern that was requested a lot over the past few years and ranked super high in polls I put out – a fennec fox! I did a fox plush previously, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to switch up the base pattern and make this cute variation!

This version has the classic huge ears, but it also has a smaller body than the original plush to mimic the real life animal. There are also different eyes and little arms and legs too ❤
Because the body is so tiny, it’s a little tricky to fit all the pieces. I rated it a 3/10, but it might be closer to a 4 depending on how comfortable you are in sewing crowded areas.
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 they’ll make a cute partner to your fox plush from last year!

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! Pencil Pouch Plush

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

I had gotten a few requests for a plush pencil pouch in the past, and I also wanted to try out a sort of sleeping pose style of plush. When I saw that I could do both in one pattern I ran with it!
The base plush is a tiny and cute belly-down pose with a lot of classic animals including a cat, rabbit, fox, and panda as well as a dragon and unicorn. You can give it sleepy eyes so it looks like it’s napping ❤ And the pencil pouch variation on that has an elongated body with a zipper down the back. Aside from that the two are basically the same, so they’re both included in the same pattern!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is tiny since it all has to be pouch-sized. So the rating is 5/10 but it might feel harder if you have trouble with tiny pieces or never sewn a zipper before.

It comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces are available separately ❤ There are 3 different eye styles including sleepy eyes and dragon eyes as well as tiny paws. The listing has 7 sizes of each eye and face so you can use these parts for different patterns if you want to. 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 at 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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Embroidery catch-up and a sale!

Hi everyone!
Those of you with embroidery machines will hopefully be pleased with today’s news ♥ It’s sort of my New Year’s resolution this year to get caught up on embroidery files for my Etsy patterns. Since we’re more than a month into 2019 it seems like a good time to touch base and show how that’s been going!



My Floppy Dragon, Celestial Fox & Hare, and Chubby Dragon patterns all have new embroidery files!
Like with previous embroidery packs, these listings contain all the files you need to replace the applique in the pattern as well as a set of different sizes in case you want to use the eyes and motifs for a different project. This way you don’t absolutely need the pattern to use the embroidery and vice-versa.
From today until Wednesday, February 13th, the new embroidery files will be 50% off! And their partner patterns will be 30% off 😀
I hope this makes everyone’s sewing a little easier!

Meanwhile I’ve got to get back to embroidering ;P I’ve got a bunch more to catch up on!


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Free Pattern Friday! Fox Plush

Hello everybody!

It’s crazy to think that after all these years I still haven’t done a fox plush! It’s such a classic animal, but I suppose I wanted to be sure I was giving you all something I hadn’t seen before and is also relatively easy ❤ After a good bit of testing and trials I landed on this design of a tiny little hand-held fox with a big wrapping tail!

The pattern itself doesn’t have a lot of pieces, so the foxes come together rather quickly 😀 To get the curve of the tail, it has some double-ended darts, which is likely the most difficult part. Sewing it won’t look pretty until the tail is finally done 😛 But despite all that I’d still call it a 3/10.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. In it are the files for the face, which uses applique for the muzzle. There’s also the ears, which has cute little applique fluffs. To make things easier the ears are sewn in-the-hoop – so they’re ready to attach to your head once they come out of the machine! Both files are sized to fit 4” x 4” embroidery hoops too! I hope you all enjoy!


I made some cut & sew versions for Spoonflower too! So you can skip all the applique and embroidery because all the faces and pattern notes are printed right on the fabric ♥ There’s a classic orange and gray fox as well as a fun icy arctic blue and galaxy fox 😀


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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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New Shop Pattern! Woodland Witches Anthro Dolls

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

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for more dolls, so before I jump into humans I thought I’d try my own version of an Anthropomorphic doll 🙂 It’s similar to the standing animal plush I did previously, but these are little less chibi and have longer limbs and a more clearly defined neck. The shape of the head has a more classic animal shape than the big round heads that I usually do.
Their longer silhouette means they look very nice dressed up, so for this first batch I thought I’d go with a witchy theme! The pattern includes templates to make a hooded cape, witch’s hat, and a leaf backpack. It also has templates for little felt details like flowers, wings, and leaves.
With that said, you can use the clothes from this pattern for the standing animal as well! Though the hoodie from the standing animal pattern is for smaller arms, so that’s a bit of a tight fit.

The hardest part of the plush is definitely the arms, though unfortunately that’s what helps them hang down instead of stick outward. So if you didn’t have a lot of trouble with the arms on the standing plush pattern, then this one won’t be too bad for you. All in all, I get a lot of requests for more plushies that are almost completely machine-sewn, which made the arms difficult. But on the bright side it means it comes together a lot faster once you get the hang of it!

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! All 4 eye designs are available together in a pack. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the plush and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant for the plush can fit either on a 4×4 hoop (if you’re doing a fox style plush with a muzzle), or a 5×7 hoop (if you’re doing a full face like the cat).

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 Shop Pattern! Plush Backpack

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

I’ve had a lot of requests for a plush backpack, so with con season coming in strong and back-to-school after that, I finally took my first crack at it! It was quite involved to make, but lots of fun, so I hope you all like what you see! The templates cover how to make a classic fox, cat, or rabbit. The ears and tails are really cute and detailed so you’re sure to make an interesting character no matter what animal you go with. The bodies are designed so they look like they’re clinging to your back and looking off to the side.

Like most plush backpacks, the storage size inside isn’t huge, but I optimized the shapes the best I could to get the most storage possible 😀 The plush comes in two sizes and each has a pocket that is held closed with a zipper on the belly. The small has a 5½” x 8½” pocket — enough to hold a phone and a few essentials (like keys and a wallet). It would work great as a purse or a child’s backpack. While the large has an 8” x 12” pocket – enough to hold a standard tablet! The large plush clocks in at about 23” long, so it’s quite the statement piece ❤ It would be great for a convention or making some very impressive commissions. You can see them in action on my Instagram here: Large size & small size.

It’s a slightly harder pattern, since it combines all the difficulties of making plush and a backpack, but the instructions are extra detailed and chock-full of information to help alleviate any issues 🙂 Just know that it will take longer because it is so large.

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! Both the paw and eye designs are available to buy. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the backpack and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant specifically for the backpack all fit within a 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoop too 😀

To celebrate the launch they will be on special for the next 3 days! The backpack pattern will be 30% off and the embroidery designs will be 50% off ❤ I hope you guys will take a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!