Choly Knight

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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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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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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!


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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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Free Pattern Friday! Kitty Pumpkin Hat

Hi everyone!
I’ve got the last project for the Halloween season! And because of that, it’s super simple and would make a great last-minute costume ❤
It’s this cute kitty pumpkin hat! At first I had designed just a plain pumpkin hat, but you know me, I’ve got to add kitty ears onto everything ^_^

Included are sizes from babies up to large adults – 13”-25” heads. It works best with fleece or another fluffy stretchy fabric so it stretches around your head and keeps you warm for the upcoming chill!
It comes together really quickly and doesn’t have a lot of complicated parts, so I rated it a 2/10 in difficulty.

And that does it for the Halloween season! I hope you all enjoyed the projects I had to share ❤ It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is just around the corner.
Happy Halloween everyone!


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Halloween Pattern Giveaway! CLOSED

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!

The contest is now over! All of the winners have been contacted so check your email! 😀 They’ll be announced in the next post (around 10am EDT, October 17th 2019)


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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!