Thanks for the nice comments FreeNatureArts. I got the idea from Bamiyan, who makes rugs like this. She actually did a chocobo for the March craft swap, you can see it here: http://www.spritestitch.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1734&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=180
Thanks for the tip about the fleece. I'm using a basic double crochet here, but with a no.7 hook which makes it go faster. Up to know I've used about 6 100 grams skeins of acrylic wool.
Granny squares will look great, just like Lijnloos did, but knitting the squares in stockinette stitch will look great too I think! Please post WIP's if you decide to start your own
Lijnloos: I did actually get some crocheting done, I finished his arm and am working on the blue right now. I will post a picture tomorrow