Choly Knight

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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! Shark Plush

Hi everyone!
A bit of a simpler pattern today, which should be nice for beginners! It’s a highly-requested partner to the dolphin and narwhal plush I made previously 😀 A cute baby shark!
It has just a few pattern pieces like the ones before it and comes together quickly. I rated it a 2/10 — the most difficult part is probably the belly, since it comes to a point in the back of the tail like a gusset. But it’s not terribly hard to do. So if you’re a beginner this would be a good way to get acquainted with gussets. If you’ve never sewn anything curved before this might feel more like a 3/10.
The applique templates include a classic round eye, a big toothy grin, and silly anime-style eyes so you can make a tsundere shark just like the internet meme :3 Each version has embroidery files included as well – with the teeth done in applique. All fit on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

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! Otter Plush

Hey everybody!
I’m fulfilling another highly requested animal today with this sweet huggable otter 😀 I found this one to be tricky to design, since I knew I wanted it lying on its back so it could hold a shell for all to see. But its tail often got in the way of that pose. It took a lot of attempts but I think I like the result!

They don’t have a lot of pieces, so they come together rather quickly. The head and shell are sewn on by hand, so that’s a little tricky, but altogether I’d call it a solid 3/10 in difficulty.
You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. The files only need a 4” x 4” hoop! Included is the face as well as the little shell, which has cute little accent lines and is sewn in-the-hoop style to save some time ❤


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Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right?

If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a great resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. It’s perfect for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.




The new additions are:
More owl plushies! Which come in a dark shadowy version, a vampire, candy corn, and pumpkin (my favorite)
More bat plushies! I made up a ghost version, skeleton, and candy corn version. I brought back the zombie from before to be part of the spooky collection, and a new galaxy version took its place!
More Mer-kitties! But this time I made them into haunting sea witches ❤ They’re not classic Halloween themed, but rather have creepy faces and dark, mysterious colors inspired by sea witch illustrations I found. One is even like a lion fish 😀
And my Witch Kitties are a new edition! There’s a set of classic Halloween-themed kitties that have capes with skulls, ghosts, candy corn, and bats. And there’s another set that are themed after Hogwarts classes including Herbology, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Potions.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previews 😀
If you try ordering some, I hope you really enjoy it!


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Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Squid Amigurumi

I’m back with another crochet pattern! For you stitchers out there I made a 3rd little sea creature for our jellyfish and octopus friends 🙂 These squids have the classic pointed head with two little side fins (done with half-double and double crochet). Six little small tentacles and two large tentacles finish off the bottom. The pattern contains templates for stitching on angry or happy faces plus cute contrast spots, but you could use safety eyes as well.

And just like the other crochet patterns so far, you can make this with just about 100 yards of yarn. I used DK personally, but bulky yarn looks great too. It really is a catch-all kind of design because it looks good in just about any color. It’s a great use for leftovers — I used up a ton of mine this way ♥. The instructions contain both an illustrated chart and written instructions in case you prefer to follow one over the other.

I hope you all enjoy it!


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Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Jellyfish Amigurumi

I’m back with another crochet pattern! For you stitchers out there I did a variation on the octopus pattern to give him a little friend 🙂 These jellyfishes have the octopus body with added frills and curly tentacles. As an extra accessory, you can make them bows or a fun little flower!
Just like the octopus, it can be made with about 100 yds. Of DK or light worsted yarn. Or you could size up to bulky yarn for a larger plush. And like the octopus, it has both charts and written instructions.
I hope you all enjoy it!


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Free (Crochet) Pattern Friday! Octopus Amigurumi

A little something different today ❤

I don’t make a big show of it, but I also love to crochet 😀 I find it’s a great relaxing activity, especially one to do while watching shows and movies. I’ve been trying to work through my yarn stash (without a lot of luck, haha!) by doing some simple and classic animals that come together quickly. I don’t think they’re terribly complex so why not share them with all of you? ❤
This one is for a very basic octopus, with a big round head and 8 stubby tentacles. My boyfriend and I actually designed this together (he actually taught me to crochet <3) so he had the pattern on his Etsy store for a little while. But he’s since decided to shift to other projects so he said I could do whatever I wanted with it – isn’t he sweet?

The pattern goes over some basic crochet stitches in case you need a refresher, but my favorite part is that it has both a written instructions and an illustrated chart. I love the charts used in Japanese amigurumi patterns so I had to try out making one of my own. The pattern also has some cute accessories for your octopus, including a bowler hat and a bow 😀

I think anyone who’s maybe done 1 or 2 crochet projects before could easily tackle this little guy ❤ I found with DK or light worsted yarn it makes a perfect hand-held size and it only needs about 100 yds.
Being my first crochet pattern, I really hope you all enjoy it and find it easy to follow!