WIP- knittting w/ chart

Ok here is the thing. I am making a dora the explorer blanket for my youngest daughter and I just got done making Dora but she looks awfully weird to me. Is there some rule when knitting by chart that I am having to learn the hard way? I need a friendly critic on this project. I am sure my daughter wont care how it looks but I would like for it to look decent.Thanks in advance for all your help.