Choly Knight

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Halloween Pattern Giveaway!

Hi everyone and happy Halloween! I’ve been celebrating all through September, but now we’re finally in October. So I thought it would be a great time to start a giveaway!
It’s just a quick and simple giveaway. The winners are chosen at random, entry only requires an email address, and there are 5 chances to win!
This giveaway features my first expansion pack pattern! I’ve gotten many requests for more doll clothes, so this pack includes fun clothing, hair, and other details to make a set of classic monsters! Included is a vampire, zombie, werewolf, skeleton, and swamp mermaid with snake hair. It doesn’t include the base doll template, so you’ll need to use it with either my Chibi Human Plush doll sewing pattern or the human pieces from the Merpeople Plush Doll sewing pattern. But the clothes will also fit my Anthro Woodland Witches, the Standing Animal Plush, the Centaur Plush Doll, and even the Bat & Cat Girl from last week!
The pattern will launch when the giveaway ends, but if you win you’ll get a free copy! But if not the pattern and the rest of my store will still go on a huge Halloween sale!

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 5 chances to win! Five different winners will be selected:

  • First place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 5 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Second place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 4 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Third place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 3 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fourth place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 2 different patterns or embroidery files from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)
  • Fifth place will get a free copy of my new Monster Doll Expansion Pack, as well as 1 pattern or embroidery file from my shop (pattern bundles not included — everything through this link qualifies)

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Thursday, October 10th, 2019 through 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The winners contacted between 9am and 10am EDT on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:

  • The winning entrants will be chosen at random from the list of submissions.
  • The winning entrants will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email!).
  • The winner will then get to choose which pattern(s) or embroidery they’d like for their prize.
  • I’ll respond back to the winner (via email) with their selected patterns.

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winners were.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • Only one entry per person please; duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

Good luck to everyone who enters! Don’t forget to check back on the 17th to see if you’ve won and learn more about the sale!


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Free Pattern Friday! Bat & Cat Girl Doll Plush

Hi everyone!
I’m leaning more on the costume side of the Halloween spirit today! These plush dolls are a much simpler version of the Chibi Human plush dolls from my store. So they have a little more hand sewing and fewer curves, since the version I sell has some complicated bits. It always bothered me that I don’t have a simple doll plush for those that are still starting out, so hopefully this helps some beginners!

In the spirit of Halloween, these cute dolls are in their best bat and cat costumes, complete with animal ear hats and fun printed dresses 😀 So if you have some cute Halloween cotton prints this is the perfect time to bust them out! But since these have the same proportions as my Chibi Human doll plush, you should know they can share clothes with them too! 😉
I rated this one a 4/10 in difficulty since there are some tiny pieces and a good bit of hand sewing, but it’s still much more basic than the paid version. The hat and dress come together especially fast so you can have a whole wardrobe in just a day!

There are applique templates included to make the face and hair, as well as embroidery files too ❤ To applique the hair by embroidery machine you need a 5” x 7” hoop, but for just the face it can fit into a 4” x 4” hoop.
I hope these mischievous little girls can make it into your spooky sewing plans too!

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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Free Embroidery Update! Halloween Style ♥

Hey everybody!
For Halloween I wanted to go back and make embroidery for some of my older free spooky patterns – particularly the ones that got the most requests. And to round out the group I created some Halloween versions of the Bat Plush as well! I wanted to make sure people with 4” x 4” embroidery hoops were included so I made adjustments in different ways to make it work.
Included are:


• The Witch Kitty from 2017 😀 This one has a diagonal face in order to fit in smaller hoops. And just for fun there are options to stitch stars all over the kitty’s cape and hat too!


The Sugar Skull Kitty from 2016! This one was too large to fit into a 5” x 7” or 4” x 4” hoop, so the pattern has been shrunk down about 30% (the new templates are included in the instructions). This way both the skull and rib cage can fit in a 5” x 7” hoop and just the skull can fit into a 4” x 4” hoop.


• And of course the Bat Plush is back! The original faces for this design could only fit in a 5” x 7” hoop, so to include smaller hoops I shrunk down the pattern about 20% for mini bats! The new templates are included in the embroidery instructions 😀 These bats are about 7” tall instead of the usual 9” and their faces and other details fit within a 4” x 4” hoop diagonally.
The original embroidery instructions and files are now updated to include 4” x 4” versions of the original faces and the new templates too ❤ But for this Halloween add-on you can also make a Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern bat or a Skeleton bat in both the standard and mini size! If you don’t have an embroidery machine, I also have the applique templates for the Halloween Bats here.


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


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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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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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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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Free Pattern Friday! T-Rex Plush

Hi everyone!
Finally got to make this highly requested pattern! Dinosaurs are always such a hit with kids so I hope this one is also well loved ❤ This cute T-Rex has classic stubby little arms as well as a large head. It sits well on its own thanks to its big tail. But my favorite part by far has to be his goofy grin!

I had wanted to try giving a plush these cheeky eyes for the longest time and this t-rex was the perfect chance to show them off 😀
The plush has some darts, curved sewing, and tiny pieces, but ultimately nothing too out there compared to others. Though the teeth are done in one large double-ended dart across the head which might seem unusual. Overall I rated it a 3/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates for both sets of eyes, 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.

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!

This tutorial is part of the #sewasoftie blog hop for all of July from colouredbuttons.com and sewasoftie.com. Check out the tutorial for the 6th from Tina @missdaisypatterns!