This is a friendly dragon, offering you flowers and a smile. He and his friends have lived in my sketchbooks for years occasionally coming out to play in more finished form.
This is an almost-square throw worked in intarsia. It includes two textured patterns, a twist (mock cable) stitch, and a "stranded stitch". Some of the color areas are quite small & could be done in duplicate stitch. If you stay with intarsia, you will be managing approximately 40 threads across the middle of the blanket.
Due to the size of the design, the pattern has 8 pages of charts. Individual stitch patterns have both charted and written directions but there are no "row-by-row" directions for the full design.
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US 6 (4.00mm) needles
2380 yards of DK weight