Sorry to post from a bugmenot account, but new account creation is broken at the moment. I had to try to make an account to thank you for this pattern!
Although I've crocheted toys and simple objects for years, this is actually the first time I've successfully followed anybody else's pattern for something more complicated than a sphere. He took me about 2.5 hours. I deviated from the pattern in giving him a bit too much neck, since the way I sewed his eyes on kind of squished his head all funny -- in retrospect, I don't think I stuffed his head tightly enough.
As you requested, I made him a little sock! It was going to be orange and purple, but doing detail at this tiny a scale is beyond my ambition for the evening.