Thank you so much for your kind words! My first set of Mini Lovey patterns is knit flat, and when I received so many requests for Minis knit in-the-round, I designed my MORE Minis. Knitters have told me that they have easily converted both of my patterns to the other way. Depending on your skills, you may be able to convert this pattern to be knit flat without much difficulty, paying attention to purling some of the knit rows, instead. However, you'd have to substitute a different blanket. In order to get that border that I have, you'd have to knit that in-the-round.