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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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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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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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Black Friday Sale! and New Fairy Doll Expansion Pack ♥

Hi everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my people in the US!
Like every year I’m running a Black Friday sale from now through December 2nd!

It’s a ‘buy more, save more’ kind of sale where you get a larger percentage off your purchase depending on the number of items you buy ♥ So there are no coupons to remember, no dollar amounts to reach, everything discounts automatically!
If you just want 1-3 things, it starts at 20% off, at 4-6 items you get 30% off, and at 7 or more items you get 40% off!
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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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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)