Yeah I know, the whole over thing totally threw me off at first. But I'm pretty sure that they mean a yarn over. But maybe I'm wrong???? You can tell from the pictures that there's little eyelets, and I can remember from seeing the blankie that my grandmother had made from this pattern that they're in there. I even bought the pdf of the booklet that was originally published, hoping to find a stitch explaination in there, but no such luck.