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Spring Sale! Plus a new Unicorn Backpack Pattern and Free Pattern Hack!

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and say I’m having a sale for spring! I had planned this like last year, though hopefully the timing this time will help with those of you out there staying safe at home from the current virus spreading around ❤

From now through next Wednesday, the 25th, my whole shop will be 15% off! Also all new items, that is items 1 year old or younger, will be 25% off ❤

And the special feature, at 40% off, is my newest Unicorn Backpack Pattern!

After I did my plush dragon backpack last year, it’s no surprise that many requests came in for a unicorn version. Here it is finally! It took some time to tackle it since it is a big project, so I had to make room in my schedule. I hope you all think it was worth the wait!
I has many of the same features as the other backpacks, but with a unicorn body instead. You’ll also find a few options for the manes, tails, wings, and horns — including a fun striped spiral horn that was a blast to design.
As before, it comes in two sizes. The small is a more typical size that fits a few essentials like your phone, wallet, and keys. While the large is an epic statement piece that can fit a whole standard tablet! There’s a video on my Instagram that shows it in action ♥
There are applique templates for the facial features included in the original pattern, or you can buy the accompanying embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine. You can also stitch up fun forehead designs and wing applique too.
To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 40% off for the spring sale! 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!

And as an extra bonus to make up for the long delay, I have a free pattern hack for the new pattern ❤

With these additional pieces, you can make a Galar Ponyta!
It includes all the little pieces you need, like the mane, tail, horn, bangs, face, and leg/arm fluffs — in both the small and large sizes. The instructions are written assuming you have the backpack pattern, but if you’ve got a lot of ingenuity you could certainly go rogue and use the templates for a different design.
Please consider it my extra thank you for your patience in getting this pattern done!

I hope some of this might help with getting your mind off all the stress! Take care everyone! ❤


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New Shop Pattern! Chimera Plush

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

This idea was kind of a slow burn 🙂 I had gotten a few requests for a Chimera since my legendary creatures collection back in 2016. As the years went by, the requests increased more and more until finally I thought I should give it a go!
So with this pattern you can make a Chimera with a lion body & head in addition to goat and dragon heads on the side. A snake for a tail finishes off the chaotic beast ❤ But since naturally the look of the creature can sometimes vary depending on the source, I included templates for additional dragon wings and a scorpion tail. If you change up the combination you could make a Manticore as well!

It has a similar structure to my Cerberus plush from back in 2017, so if you’re familiar with that one you’ll have an easy time with this. I rated it a 5/10 because in addition to the 3 heads it also has a lot of extra horns that need hand-sewing and take more time.
As always, there are applique templates included for the faces. They all have pretty simple eyes, though with the goat you have the option of more accurate wide pupils. Some might find the look a little creepy, so it’s not required. Also just like the Cerberus, the embroidery files are included for this one! So the lion, goat (in both eye styles), dragon, and snake eyes are bundled together with the pattern — no separate purchase necessary! ❤ 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 30% off for the first weekend! 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! Long Dragon Plush

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

Although I’ve done lots of dragons in the past, I felt like I never gave due diligence to Eastern style dragons. Even my free pattern for the Haku scarf just isn’t quite the same as making a proper plush, so I thought I’d really go all out with this one!
It’s a 4-legged standing plush similar to my recent Big Cat Griffins and Fawn & Unicorn, except it has an elegant long body and a more powerful looking head. What I wanted most was a something that could do Haku justice (you can see on my Patreon how I did the tests to look like him). I opted to call it the “Long Dragon Plush” because it was just too perfect that long is the word for dragon in Chinese 😀 The Lunar New Year is coming up this Saturday, so while it may not be something for the year of the rat, it would still be a fun way to celebrate!
It has options to make the body with clawed legs or more paw-like legs depending on the look you’re going for. That’s one thing I love about dragons is how creative you can get with the designs and it just makes them look more epic! For example wings aren’t typical for an Eastern dragon, but I included them anyway just in case and I think they made a great addition to the purple one!

You can do the body accents as either flat spikes from minky or fluffy faux fur if you’re willing to wrangle with it. I used Shannon Lux Fancy Feather Violet and Shannon Lux Fur Mongolian Red. But most fur that has about a 30-40mm pile works well.
And for an extra touch I included how to do antler garlands (just like in the Fawn & Unicorn pattern). So that’s a repeat, but I just couldn’t resist putting some cherry blossoms on the cream sakura dragon ❤
There are a lot of little details that make this plush super epic, but if you’ve done some of the other similar ones before then this one should have some familiar aspects. Overall I rated it a 7/10 like the others.

There’s embroidery available to help make it a bit easier, which includes a menacing looking eye (complete with a scarred counterpart) and a friendlier one. You can also stitch up a fun forehead jewel for an extra accent. 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 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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Last Minute Holiday Sale! And Reversible Dragon Plush Pattern ♥

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and say I’m having a last-minute holiday sale! This year the holidays really took it out of me, so I’m having to do a lot of last minute stuff, haha! So in solidarity, I thought I might help out anyone else in the same boat!
Everything in the shop is 20% off from now through the 24th! So if you’re a fast sewer you might be able to churn out a few more gifts this way ♥

And I’ve got a new pattern as the feature for the sale! 😀

I’ve had a lot of requests for a reversible plush ❤ And I spent the past year researching and doing some test runs, but I finally have something ready to go!
For this first version, it seemed like a dragon was in order ^_^ especially since it could change into a simple little egg! The dragon templates allow you to make a cute belly-down style plush. You can make yours with either classic dragon details or more fairy-inspired ones like butterfly and feather wings — which felt too perfect considering the smallish size of this plush. In the belly is the opening for the egg, held closed with a button and elastic loop. And then when you push in the wings, head and legs, it transforms into a cute egg!

You can decorate your egg with applique spots or embroider vines or scales onto it ❤ But I was happy to find a faux fur works nicely too!
The tricky parts of this plush include sewing the neck, which is a bit of a tight curve. But you can also sew the body and head separately and attach them by hand later. Sewing the belly isn’t quite as hard as it looks, but it does need some pivoting and lining up points carefully — overall I rated it a 6/10.

There's embroidery available to help make it a little easier, including a cute eye and a more sultry lashed eye. There's also embroidery for the egg decorations. All the pieces except the egg scales fit 4" x 4" hoops — sadly you need at least a 6" x 10" for that one since it's an allover kind of design.

Throughout the last-minute sale, the new pattern will be 30% off, and the embroidery will be 50% off. Meanwhile the rest of the store will be 20% off from now through Tuesday!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it! Happy holidays everyone!


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Giveaway Results and a Halloween Sale!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the Halloween Pattern Giveaway! There were over 2000 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered! The prize emails were sent just a bit ago, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check for emails from Choly Knight or your spam folder 😀

Every winner received a free copy of my new Monster Doll expansion pack 🙂 And they got to choose some patterns and/or embroidery files from my collection!
The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who can choose 5 patterns, was tigersheart13
In 2nd place, who can choose 4 patterns, was Meg
In 3rd place, who can choose 3 patterns, was Stacey Mansfield
In 4th place, who can choose 2 patterns, was Marisol Gonzalez
And In 5th place, who can choose 1 pattern, was Leni

Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope it’s getting everyone excited for Halloween ♥


And if you didn’t win, you might still want to check out my shop’s sale! From now through the 23rd everything is 10% off, while Halloween patterns (like everything spooky, wearable, or costumed) is 20% off. But the special feature is the Monster Doll Expansion Pack and an embroidery update for the Cryptid plush bundle! The expansion pack and all the doll patterns that it fits are 30% off, as well as the old Cryptid plush patterns ♥ Plus all the new embroidery is 50% off!


The pack includes clothes and hair to make classic monsters like a Vampire, Werewolf, Skeleton, Zombie, and Swamp Mermaid (complete with snake hair if you want a Medusa instead).
The new expansion pack doesn’t come with a base doll pattern, so if you already have a copy of my Chibi Human Doll Plush or the Merpeople Plush Doll you’re all set! The clothes will also fit on the Anthro Woodland Witches, the Standing Animal Plush, the Centaur Plush Doll, it’s just that there will be more exceptions (like you can’t fit pants over an animal with a tail <3) With some ingenuity you can certainly still make some interesting monsters though ❤ Or if you’re not interested in any of those the clothes will also fit on the free Bat & Cat Girl pattern from earlier in the month!
I hope you’ll give the new pack a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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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! Night & Light Fury Chibi Plush Backpack

Hi everyone!
As you may know, I’ve done some plush backpacks before for sale, but I had a lot of requests for a free version ❤ So I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could design a plush backpack that was a good bit simpler, but still looked like a proper stuffed animal. Which brings us to Toothless & Light Fury!
I had developed this really chubby body shape that has barely any neck so it optimizes the storage space 😀 When you get down to it’s just basically a front and back with a lot of extra details sewn between the seams. It doesn’t have quite as much curved sewing or 3D shapes as my paid backpack patterns.

I found that this shape worked really well for Toothless – and since I hadn’t done anything for the last HTTYD movie I went for it! With any luck it might be helpful to those that wanted something a little easier than my paid backpack patterns. It’s still a little difficult for complete beginners, since it’s both a backpack and a plush and it has a lot of pieces. There’s an option for a non-adjustable strap as well as an adjustable one, so if you stick with non-adjustable that will go faster as well. All in all I rated it a 5/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates, but there are embroidery files as well 😀 The eyes are stitched with applique because they’re so big, and there are little skulls for the tail fin too. Everything fits on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

If you want to check out some other fun color variations, I made a regular dragon version from Spoonflower fabric ❤ The pieces are available as cut & sew kits – though you still need to provide straps and a zipper. These samples are made from a full yard of fleece, which works well as both the plush material and the inner lining. And Spoonflower is having a free shipping promotion this week too so bonus!

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!

You can also get new free patterns 1 week before everyone else!