Both of these dragons are made after Lucy Ravenscar’s free pattern “Slightly fierce but friendly dragon”, available here: Lucyravenscar Crochet Creatures. Although my dragons look as if the pattern was named “… and not so friendly dragon”.
A method for 'casting on' stitches on the side of a piece of knitting (while knitting it) so there's no need to pick up stitches later! For example, cast on stitches for the arm when knitting the body of a sweater. My head is spinning having read this .