CROCHET AMIGURUMI : COMMISSION PIECE
Switching it up this week and sharing a recent commission I made. Full disclosure, the commission came from my gamer-addict partner who had some super nerd inspired request that (despite hours of checking) there was never going to be an existing pattern for. So here it is, for all the Path of Exile fans of the world, Einhar.
Maybe a little back story could help here… If you don’t know the game Path of Exile, it’s this online RPG game. You log on, you kill things, you try to not die. That’s about as much as I know. Well, apart from one other fact: the game runs in leagues and it kinda resets every few months. So everyone gears up and starts from scratch on a race up the kill ladder. What does that matter? It means about once a quarter I become a Path of Exile widow for about a week. I lose my boyfriend to a week of 20 hour per day gaming shifts, energy drinks and frozen pizza. Every so often he might stumble out of the office into the daylight for a bathroom break, but that’s about it. It’s solid gaming time with the head down and the headset on.
But within the game, there’s this guy- Einhar. Bit of a fan favourite and a total pain in the backside to make. But, I kinda had some time on my hands!
So, first thing to mention is that he’s poseable. I didn’t just make a beast master, I made a poseable beast master. His head works on a crochet ball joint (Just like my Captain Marvel and Dr Minn Erva if you’ve had a look at those posts). This means it can pivot and tilt from side to side, up and down. I also wired up his arms so they can, well… do whatever Einhar does.
Joking aside, it was a pretty cool project and I had a lotta fun making him. Bit out of the comfort zone and a bit of a struggle to begin with as there’s not a whole lotta pictures out there. I had a TONNE of questions. Like, under that mask, does he look like a human? Should he have a regular face underneath? You know, WHAT THE HELL DOES HE ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?
Turns out, Einhar just looks like an Einhar and that’s all anyone needs to know.
The skull was probably the biggest challenge to begin with, purely because of the shape. It took some time to get right, but it was worth taking the time over. Especially because the weight had to be balanced out somehow to allow him to still stand up on his own. This meant a lot of that dreadlook hair to the back to even out the centre of gravity. But I think it turned out okay.
I like to make as much of my figures out of crochet as possible, but this little fella required some creativity. The teeth/bones are all made out of cocktail stick ends painted white and individually stitched in place. The eyes and the red feathers (are they feathers??) are all made out of felt, again hand stitched.
Hope you all like him as much as the boyfriend. like I said, I had a lot of fun putting him together and hope you enjoy the pics!