Starting off my October-themed amigurumi (aside from emolga) is yamask! I love this sad ghostie.
I find this pokemon interesting, in that it’s supposed to be the soul of a person who remembers their past. Somehow, I find it adorably sad that it looks at its mask and cries; it also doesn’t help that it has a bird-like shape, which automatically makes it look cuter to me.
This was such a quick one to make that it actually took longer to consider where I would take pictures of it (eventually, I found that the basement was a good setting). I’ve gotten the hang of using the uneven increase increments to form peaks at an angle – you can see the method in the main body. I also skipped several stitches to achieve the beak on the face.
Naturally, I forget that the pokemon had a separate tail nub; I kept thinking that the tail was the part that holds the mask. Now that I’ve noticed that they are separate parts, I’m not sure what the mask-holding appendage is analogous to.
Forming the rest of the pieces was pretty straightforward; the most time that I spent on this project was on the embroidering and the shaping of the pieces. For the arms, the fingers were kept in a bent position by loosely stitching the underside of the bend and pulling it tight – this is the same method used for the mask-holder limb. I angled the arms so that the fingers faces towards the front; the official art makes it seem like the fingers are bending way backwards, but I think it makes more sense if it is interpreted as palms facing upwards.
Finally, the mask part of Yamask was embroidered onto a semi-spherical piece. I drafted the face with a single line of thread and found it wasn’t quite right; luckily with the single line of thread, I could stretch it to suit the face shapes better.
Here are the final results:
Thanks for reading!