Nice find! This appears to be "Rocky Road to Kansas" string pieced stars. The stars are joined with large diamond shapes between them, usually in a solid, neutral color. Good call by the previous poster. Bonnie has a picture at Quiltville.
Your fuzzy monster is beautiful! I learned this technique recently and enjoyed it so much. Did you buy the special big hook with the "tail" on it? I'm trying to come up with a way to convert my S hook. Plans for another?