There I was, one day, browsing Ravelry’s free knitting patterns for toys, when I stumbled upon a baby Groot. I recognized it because I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy. I quite liked the film, but I had a friend who liked it much more, so much that they wanted to dress up as such. I figured everyone needed a knitted baby Groot in their life, and especially him. With his birthday coming up soon, it was the perfect timing.
So off I went, downloading the pattern from ‘a Shade better than STICKFIGURES’ – blogspot and grabbing some gray yarn to start knitting while traveling two hours by train to get to my parents house. A partially completed Groot, without arms, looks a bit… strange, to say the least. Anyway, I did make a few changes; he’s a little longer, has got some different hair, longer and reinforced arms and has a different smile. You can find my notes here. Here he is!
I went through the entirety of town to find a pot that was sort of similar to the one in the movie and that wasn’t much to big or small for the Groot. I did find one after a while, but it’s deeper than the ‘roots’ of Groot, so he’s got some additional padding on his bottom.
The hair was the part that took the longest. I did a combination of i-cord, finger crochet and just tufts with the gray, there are some green knots in it also. His arms can move and be put in different positions. I think his recipient was pleasantly surprised. It was different in any case.
I’m currently knitting a green sweater and sewing jeans, so hopefully those will be finished soon too.