Wool is the absolute best medium for making a Grinch as the fuzziness replicates perfectly his fur coat. This Grinch was a huge hit in our family as my grandmother's maiden name was "Grinch". Our family even has a letter from Dr. Suess telling us not to worry about any teasing as the Grinch was written to be a hero.
Using a core wool base, make an oval for the head, a larger oval with an added "pot" to the belly for the middle. Roll the arms, legs and feet. Fingers are made later with green wool. Make all pieces very firm but do not put them together yet.
After the body base is finished then begin to wrap all the separate pieces in green wool and felt. Add a neck of green wool to the body middle.
Felt green wool on the leg. Wrap the foot in red and add a band of white to the top.
The head is the most challenging part. Tiny bits of green wool need to be layered up until you get the desired look for the facial features. This takes patience and a good picture of the Grinch. Look on Pinterest for your favorite Grinch image. Add lt. brown for the mouth and lt. yellow for the eyes.
You'll probably need glasses to get his fingers right! Tease apart the wool at the end of the arm into three separate pieces. Felt each little piece carefully with your finest gauge needle.
Now start to felt the separate pieces together. Make sure they are firmly put together.
Make the hat by rolling some red wool and felting, felt the red to the head then add a band of white for the "fur". I used black beads for eyes, carefully glued, but you can use black wool as well. Add eyebrowsI .
I choose to give him a "hands on the hip" look but you can have him holding something or just let his arms hang free. Lastly, add a heart, his heart was his most important feature after all!