It doesn't look so bad if you click on it to make it bigger.
I'm thinking of stuffing him and making him into a pillow, so I used some really chunky mystery yarn on size 8 US needles. (see pics below)
The gauge came out to be 15 sts & 22 rows = 4 in/10 cm stockinette. I worked 22 rows seed (moss) stitch at top and at bottom, plus 6 at left and right, making the finished piece 15 x 15 inches (38 x 38 cm).