I decided to make a surprise gift for a dear friend. It's been delivered. :)
Pattern: "The Wool Eater Blanket" designed by Sarah London
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids
I received the most sincere response - her tears of joy! This lapghan matches the colors of her room.
This pattern is written in UK terminology, however, if you just follow the pattern, you will not miss that you need to do Treble Crochet Stitches (tr) instead of Double Treble (dtr).
This lapghan came out thick and rather heavy since it requires lots of yarn, and it would keep you toasty warm. :)